The burger, specifically the cheeseburger with all the classic toppings, is perhaps my favorite food. It's a predictable choice, a typical choice, a go-to food for a lot of bachelors. I like burgers because they're relatively cheap and easy to prepare and I love to fire up the grill. Nothing says summer quite like a grilled burger and a cold beer. The question is, can a guy eat burgers for lunch and dinner for seven days straight and not get bored with it?
In a celebration of summer, yours truly will be celebrating with what is THE iconic food of summer, the burger. For a week, lunch and dinner will feature some sort of burger, starting off with a classic cheeseburger and then going on an adventure from there. The adventure will travel through flavors from around the globe, Mexican, Mediterranean, Asian and more! There will be a variety in spices, toppings and meats!
I'll be starting things off with a classic cheeseburger for lunch. What makes my classic different from any other? It's all in the meat......
So the key to my Classic burger is to include Cookies Flavor Enhancer in the meat. I like to use an 80/20 grind of ground beef, it's a perfect blend of meat/fat for the grill and mixing in the Cookies Flavor Enhancer gives it the edge when it comes to a depth of flavor when combined with the kiss of smoke from the grill.
And don't stop there, create layers of flavor! Don't just put a burger on a bun with toppings. Toast that bun in garlic butter, I ALWAYS have a ramekin on the grill with butter, garlic and many times other flavors mellowing out on the grill. Minced onion, cayenne pepper, a splash of wine are all good adds!
"So Mike," you ask.... "How much did this burger cost you to make?"
About $1.50. Try spending that little for all that deliciousness at a fast food restaurant!
Stay tuned for some great burger recipes, classic and more, it's the Bachelor on the Cheap Burger Challenge!