So remember when I said those jalapeño fritters from yesterday were going to be used in a mind-blowingly good way?Did I fulfill that promise, or what? I’ve been wanting to do another hamburger on the blog since forever, and with the onset of warmer temps I thought I would make some summer food to get us excited for BBQ’s and days at the beach.
Now, I am not a huge hamburger person myself (I know, shocker) but my husband is, big time. So this post is for all of you who love burgers or love someone who does (which is most all of us, I think).This burger is made with a brioche bun, butter lettuce, garlic infused grass-fed beef, thinly sliced provolone, tomato, avocado, cheesy jalapeño fritters and a creamy garlic aioli sauce. It doesn’t get better than this, friends.
And honestly, if the fritters are done ahead of time, this burger comes together in about 30 minutes. Super simple. And it is packed with flavor which, is obviously a must when it comes to burgers (lifeless burgers make me sad). So because you guys must be hungry (I know I am) I’m just going to get straight to the recipe. But let me just say, while the burger would be delicious on its own, PLEASE don’t leave out the fritters! They are SO good, seriously ask my husband, and they totally make the burger.
Ok. End Rant.
- 2 lbs. grass-fed ground beef (I used 85% lean 15% fat)
- 3 garlic cloves (I used a microplane instead of mincing)
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2-3 Cracks ground pepper
- 4 brioche buns
- 8 jalapeño poppers (I used this recipe)
- 1 large tomato (sliced)
- 1 avocado
- 4 slices provolone cheese
- 1 head butter lettuce
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 tsp. salt
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic
- To a food processor, add the yolks, salt and garlic and pulse together. Slowly add the olive oil while blending until it forms an emulsion.
- Transfer to a small bowl and place in the fridge until ready to use.
- Prepare a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- In a medium-sized bowl, add the ground beef and minced garlic, salt and pepper and mix together with your hands.
- Form 4 burgers (using a large ice cream scoop, I used about 3 scoops per pattie) and place on the baking sheet.
- Heat a grill pan over a medium-high heat.
- Once hot, add the burgers (I cooked two at a time) and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side at a high temp then reduce to a medium heat and cook for another 4-6 minutes (this yields a medium burger).
- Once your patties are finished cooking, add the cheese to the tops and place the brioche buns (sliced in half) onto the grill pan. * if there is too much residue on the pan, feel free to wipe with a paper towel before toasting the buns
- Once finished, layer the hamburger as you see fit! Top with the fritters and spread the aioli on both halves of the bun!
- Serve immediately.