Perfecting The Butter Burger

butter burger 2

My second attempt at perfecting the Butter Burger. I’m closer with this one.

I’m finally feeling a heck of a lot better after being in bed for the last 6 days. I got hit with a nasty cold. I made the mistake of thinking I bounced back pretty quickly on Sunday. I felt great and it was a beautiful day. So after walking the dogs, grocery shopping and a few errands, rather than resting I decided to do some grilling for lunch.

So I started my second attempt at a butter burger. My first didn’t go as well as I hoped. You are supposed to put a pat of butter in the middle of your ground beef before it hits the grill. Well I found that it just melts out and the burger isn’t any more juicy for it.

butter burger 1

1/2 a stick of butter, 1 pound of Angus ground beef, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and diced red onions. Good, but not perfect!

This time around I blended the butter into the ground beef along with two diced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and chopped red onion. This was a huge improvement. But it still isn’t right. I want to try ground sirloin rather than ground beef — the added butter is really important then. Also I don’t think the butter was warm enough. Too many chunks were visible when forming the patties. Finally I think I’m going to add my chili rub. I loved the smokey flavor and heat of the chipotle peppers, but some added flavor was needed.

I have to say, topping with apple wood smoked gouda was genius!

Anyway, slaving in the kitchen trying to build a better burger meant that I needed a NyQuil chaser. This bug came back with abandon for the next 2 days.

So I rested some more…giving me time to figure out this burger.

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