Sunday, July 7, 2013

Cheesy Burgers With Soy-Spiked Ketchup

The boy requested burgers, and this was one from Food & Wine we hadn't tried yet. The reviews were mixed in the family. The boy said 4 stars, my husband said 2 and I was thinking a high 3.5. I'm rounding the average to my rating. The husband didn't like it because of the texture. It was billed as a cross between meatloaf and a burger, and my husband thought it disappointed on both accounts. The boy loved it and didn't complain. I thought the texture was a bit too mushy, but really dug the flavor and loved the soy spiked ketchup.  The ketchup is a keeper. Now what else to do with it...


Cheesy Burgers With Soy-Spiked Ketchup

1/2 Cup plus 2 tablespoons ketchup
1 1/2 Tbl soy sauce
1 Tbl hoisin sauce
1 Tbl fresh lime juice
1 1/2 Tsp ancho chile powder
1 1/2 Lb ground beef chuck preferably 80 or 85 percent lean
1/2 Cup shredded Colby cheese
1/4 Cup minced red onion
2 Tbl minced kosher pickles
2 Tbl plain dry bread crumbs
3 garlic cloves minced
1/2 Tsp ITabasco
Canola oil for brushing
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
6 potato hamburger buns split and toasted
Mayonnaise lettuce and sliced red onion, for serving

1. In a medium bowl, whisk 1/2 cup of the ketchup with the soy sauce,
hoisin, lime juice and ancho chile powder.
2. 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-inch patties, about 1/2 inch thick.
3. 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.
4. 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,
passing additional spiked ketchup at the table.


better shot of the ketchup:)

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