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Watched the Iron Chef show and found the recipe posted online so I thought I'd share here. The Rolling Stone-dubbed "rock-n-roll chef" shares his secret to making a simple hamburger far from boring.
- 453.59 g ground beef
- 236.59 ml dark beer
- 118.29 ml diced bacon
- 118.29 ml shiitake mushroom, finely diced
- 118.29 ml white onion, finely chopped
- 118.29 ml celery, finely chopped
- 56.69 g vegetable oil
- salt and pepper
- 16 sliced brioche bread, cut in 2-inch x 2-inch square 1/4 inch thick
- 1 soft butter
- 8 slice roma tomatoes, 1/4-inch thick
- 8 sliced cheddar cheese, 2-inch x 2-inch squares
- 8 sliced bread and butter pickles
- Preheat oven to 375°. In a heavy bottomed sauté pan on over medium heat render bacon until crispy. Add onions, celery and mushrooms and sauté until golden brown.
- Deglaze with dark beer and reduce until dry. Put ingredients aside to cool. In the meantime ,place brioche slices on a baking sheet and using a pastry brush, brush lightly with soft butter.
- When cooked ingredients have cooled, mix thoroughly with ground beef. With the ground beef mixture, form 8 square patties approximately two ounces each.
- Heat a large sauté pan to medium high. When pan is hot, add vegetable oil and place patties in one at a time being sure not to overcrowd. Cook each patty until well browned on each side (about two minutes) then flip each one and repeat the cooking process on the other side.
- When patties are cooked, place on a baking sheet and top each one with a slice of tomato and one slice of cheese. Place the tray of brioche and the tray of burgers in the preheated oven until the cheese is melted and the bread is lightly golden brown.
- Assemble Iron Chef burgers by placing one patty on top of one slice of brioche and then topping with a pickle and another brioche slice.
I'm rating it on how I had to make it since I couldn't find brioche bread (my guess is the brioch would've taken it up a notch). Since I couldn't find brioch bread and didn't know enough about it to know what to try and sub for it...just used the only slider buns I could find...whole wheat but I did butter them and bake. The meat tasted really good and the bread and butter pickle..awesome... But with the buns I had it was a bit dry so added my favorite conditment..mayo...and then it was yummy! Next time will cut the pickle slice and spread it over the slider instead of leaving it whole.