Cheesy Burgers w/Soy-Spiked Ketchup

Jamie Bissonnette suggests jazzing up a ketchup topping along with adding a few extra ingredients into the meat to form these beef patties. Easy, fast and extra tasty.

Size: makes 6 burgers

Ingredients:
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp ketchup
1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp hoisin sauce (in International section of your grocery store)
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 1/2 tsp ancho chile powder
1 1/2 lbs ground beef chuck (80/20 fat)
1/2 cup shredded Colby cheese
1/4 cup minced red onion
2 tbap minced kosher pickles
2 tbsp plain dry bread crumbs
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp Tabasco
Canola oil, for brushing burgers
Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
6 potato hamburger buns, split & toasted
Mayonnaise
Lettuce
Red onion, thinly sliced

Directions:

In a medium bowl, whisk 1/2 cup of the ketchup with the soy sauce, hoisin, lime juice and ancho chile powder.

In a large bowl, combine the ground beef with the cheese, minced red onion, pickles, bread crumbs, garlic, Tabasco and the remaining 2 tablespoons of ketchup. Knead gently until thoroughly mixed. Form the meat into six 4″ patties, about 1/2″ thick.

Light a grill or preheat a grill pan. Brush the burgers with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill over moderately high heat, turning once, until lightly charred outside and medium-rare within, about 3 minutes.

Spread the cut sides of the buns with mayonnaise. Place lettuce on the buns then top with the burgers. Spread some of the spiked ketchup on the patties and top with sliced onion. Close the burgers and serve the remaining spiked ketchup if desired.


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Author: Emily Sarah Downs

Cuisine Coordinator, Tips From Town, Ridgewood, NJ

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