The Jordan Burger :)
Updated: Dec 3, 2021
Forget the Big Mac! Toasted Bun, Mayo, Shredded Lettuce, Sliced Red Onion, Homemade Chuck & Brisket Burger, Applewood Smoked Cheese, Smoked Back Bacon & more Mayo :) Let's go, so easy to make at home, and fun too, my Boyfriend's favorite burger! To make this dish see our #YouTube video or the instructions below.
Ground beef (80/20 fat mix), ideally look for Chuck, Sirloin, Brisket, or a mix. Work on around 500-600g for 4 x burgers.
2 Rashers of Smoked Back Bacon per Burger
1-2 Free Range Egg Yolks
A handful of Panko Breadcrumbs
Sesame Seed or Brioche Burger Buns
Mayo - Light or Normal
Applewood Smoked Cheese Slices
A Little Butter
Griddle Pan! - Essential :)
Take the ground beef and place it into a bowl, mix together with your hands, add 1-2 egg yolks, some salt, and black pepper, and a handful of panko breadcrumbs. Mix together well, and form into patties to match your bun size, or use a burger press. The key here is to make the patties slightly bigger than your buns as they will shrink when cooking. Set these on greaseproof paper in the fridge for around an hour to firm up.
In the meantime heat up the griddle pan, when it's searingly hot, add the smoked back bacon slices and chargrill these, ideally try to turn them every few minutes at alternate angles to create angled char marks in the bacon. Once at the level, you prefer, (Jordan likes it crispy!) set the bacon aside for plating. Slice the red onion so you end up with very thin rings of onion and prepare your shredded lettuce.
Once the patties are ready, turn on your oven to 180 Degrees Celcius & heat up the griddle pan again. Put a touch of olive oil on both sides of each patty and season with salt and black pepper. When the griddle pan is searingly hot, add the patties. Don't overcrowd your griddle pan! You want to cook the patties for 3-4 mins per side, pressing down lightly on them with a fish slice to help add char marks.
Once you've cooked the patties for 3-4 mins per side, flip them back over to the first side, but at an alternate angle to create angled char marks. Place a small knob of butter on top of each patty, then add a slice of cheese and 2 rashers of the pre-cooked smoked back bacon on top of each patty. Place the griddle pan in the oven for 2-3 mins.
Whilst this is happening, pop the burger buns in the oven, or in a griddle pan to toast up, make sure you turn them to toast both sides.
Allow the patties to rest for a moment. Take your toasted bun, add a good amount of mayo, then shredded lettuce and a few slices of red onion. Place the patty, melted cheese & bacon on top and add a cheeky squirt of mayo. Add the top bun and you've got yourself a #JordanBruger!