Before I start my burger rant, Happy St Patrick's day to everyone! Hopefully you have some tasty green beer and corned beef and cabbage today. And how about that Daylight Savings you guys? So awesome. The image quality on the website improves vastly when it is light out during dinner. What else does daylight savings mean? I think that it is officially the start of burger season! MMM burgers. I miss thee. I wanted to take a minute to talk about burgers before the season starts so I don't have to mini-rant every time I make one, I can just link this post.
There is a rift forming among burger cooks across the country. To stuff, or not to stuff? The
snobbier classier group, led by burger master Bobby Flay, says to never stuff a burger. Don't even mix in salt! Form the patty with minimal disturbance to the beef, make a salt and pepper crust, and cook to a perfect medium. Super tasty!
The Build a Better Burger group, led by Rachael Ray, says burgers are better with ingredients IN the patty. They crank out burgers filled with onions, garlic, cumin, spices, cheeses, and anything else under the sun. Mmmmm!
So why is there a rift? I guess people just like to fight. I like burgers both ways. Any way really! Generally my rule is if I buy normal beef at the grocery store, and I am in the mood to play with my burgers, I will add some ingredients into the patty. I try and cut it off at a few things to keep it from getting too meatloaf-y. If I get some perticularly nice meat, make a blend, or grind my own, be sure that there will be nothing but beef in that burger patty.
I have been coming up with a burger recipe in my head all day. I have all the ingredients in mind, but I haven't decided if I am going to put some in the patty or not. By the time you are reading this, I will probably be enjoying the burger with a mixed drink in the 60 degree sunny weather. Come back tomorrow to find out if I stuffed the burger!
Do you guys have a stance on stuffing burgers?