Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Sometimes the boy and I just click... over what to make for dinner. Our text messages to each other last Friday had us both suggest that we make burgers for dinner nearly simultaneously. So we had burgers for dinner. Delicious teriyaki burgers with pineapple! These are a great combination of sweet and savoury. N claims that these were some of the best burgers that he had ever eaten. You can definitely judge for yourself though! We also made some lovely baked truffle fries.
Serves 4-6 (depending on how thick you like your burgers)
1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (not extra lean, you want juicy burgers)
3 tablespoons teriyaki sauce (I used Kikkoman's)
1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon brown sugar
Red onions, sliced thinly
More teriyaki sauce
Mix together the ground beef, teriyaki sauce, egg, Sriracha, Worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper. Let it sit for about 10 minutes to let the teriyaki flavor settle. Form the meat into patties.
Turn the oven on to 450°F. Put the pineapple slices on a cookie sheet. Brush a little bit of brown sugar onto each pineapple slice. Brown the slices in the oven for about 5 minutes. Set the pineapple aside until the burgers are cooked.
Brush a little bit of olive oil on a large skillet. Heat the skillet on medium-high. Cook the burgers for about 3 to 5 minutes per side, depending on how thick the burgers are. You can also brush each side with teriyaki sauce as it cooks. As the burgers finish cooking, place a piece of pineapple and some mozzerella cheese on top of each burger and continue to cook until the cheese melts. You can place a lid over the skillet to help melt the cheese. (You can also cook these on the BBQ, just use your regular burger cooking method and then finish by putting the pineapple and cheese on top.)
Toast the buns if you like your buns toasted. Place the burger on the bun and top with lettuce, tomato, and red onion. Some may like either mayo, more teriyaki sauce, or both on their burger as well.
3 baking potatoes
3 tablespoons olive oil
1-1/2 teaspoon white truffle oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Clean the potatoes. Slice the top and bottom off of the potatoes, then slice the potatoes into even slices. Dry all of the water off of the potatoes with a paper towel. Then sprinkle with olive oil, truffle oil, and salt and mix well. Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper, then spread the potatoes in a single layer. Bake the potatoes for about 40 minutes. About halfway through the cooking time, flip the fries over.