Lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, cheese and ketchup—the essential ingredients for one of the most beloved foods, thanks to fast food and fine dining restaurants alike: The Hamburger. With the exception of vegan and vegetarian patties, the rest are made with a blend of ground beef or chicken and seasonings like salt, pepper, garlic and parsley, although there are a wide variety of foodies out there that add all kinds of spices and savoury ingredients to the mix. Whether you’re cooking on the stove, in the oven or sizzling over the grill, they should all have the same shape: round and flat.
If you’re just starting to cook, you might think that hamburgers are easy to prepare, but you’d be mistaken. A hamburger can make up a complete menu for you to enjoy a whole gastronomic and culinary experience. At the GreenSuites Restaurant, we’re loyal defenders of simply using quality raw material to elaborate recipes that are as delicious as they are nutritious and even more with the variety of high quality goods offered within the Mediterranean diet. Are you ready to mix a few flavours?
BARBECUE AND BACON: A CLASSIC BURGER
Barbecue sauce lovers rejoice! Continue reading if you like the sound of barbecue sauce, bacon, corn, Cheddar cheese, and crispy fried onion. Those are just some of the ingredients that combine perfectly to make this delicious hamburger recipe with ground Angus beef.
Feel like preparing one at home? Start by placing a slice of cheddar over the cooked beef patty. Next, add the caramelized onion, crunchy bacon and crispy fried onion on top. Smother all of the ingredients in your favourite barbecue sauce and add a bit of corn on top. It’s also a great plate to accompany with a side of crunchy potato crisp straws topped with bacon bits and barbecue sauce. Spectacular!
AVOCADO: A LIGHT HAMBURGER
Want a lighter hamburger without sacrificing taste? Use a whole grain bread with melted Havarti cheese over an omelette, chicken patty, lettuce, finely chopped onion, avocado and sesame seeds. Jot down the ingredients, as they are ideal for enjoying each bite without overindulging in calories.
To build your burger with the most possible flavour balance, cut the avocado in half, mash it up and spread it over the bread. Later, top on the rest of the ingredients. Simply, delicious! Of course, feel free to complement your dish with carrot sticks or a side salad, although ultimately, you choose which sides you want.
THE SWEET VERSION WITH GOAT CHEESE
If you’re an unconditional fan of sweet things, this hamburger is your trademark. Caramelised onion, goat cheese, raspberry marmalade and an extra ground beef burger are the ingredients you need to prepare your starring dish.
How to accompany your plated protagonist? Simply fry up a few strips of eggplant in the pan or bread them first, fry and drizzle with a bit of honey. The combination of the two is outstanding!
CRISPY CHICKEN: FOR FANS OF ANYTHING FRIED AND COVERED IN AIOLI
If you’re a fan of aioli and all its variants, this crispy chicken sandwich with a light garlic mayo sauce is one recipe that will surely triumph at your table.
With just a few ingredients, we’re creating a dignified plate at home. Chicken fillets to make delicious crispy chicken and a garlic sauce that gives the burger a bold touch and strengthens the flavour.
With a bread bun and lettuce or cheese, we’ll be able to finish this hamburger which will become a quick and exceptional dinner. Take note of the ingredients to make your own impressive crispy chicken burger in a light aioli garlic sauce.
VEGGIE BURGER FOR A MEAT FREE MEAL
The concept of hamburger can be transformed into a version of mixed vegetables in a round and flat patty. How to prepare it? There is nothing set in stone regarding taste, but we recommend using ingredients like quinoa and rice, sweet potato or squash, spinach and tofu. Although the rest of the ingredients can be adjusted to taste, we recommend playing around with spices, like paprika or black pepper, as well as Italian spices and garlic powder. Try squeezing on a dressings like lemon juice or soy sauce.
Whether you prepare a classic topped with savour barbecue and bacon, a lighter version with mashed avocado, a sweet burger topped with goat cheese and marmalade, a crunchy option with garlic aioli or a vegan veggie alternative you’ve got something for everyone. You might just try something new at home! Get inspired and innovate using the ingredients you like best and our suggestions here. We’re sure you’ll want to make more!