Thursday, October 9, 2008

Bull Burger

I grew up fairly poor and it wasn't often that we had hamburger buns in the house, so I gained a taste for the bunless burger. This particular burger is a 1/2 pound of 80% ground chuck with onion powder, Penzey's Chicago Steak seasoning, salt and pepper. I also tore up 2 pieces of cooked bacon and mixed it into the raw meat along with a bit of dijon mustard. I threw it on the grill at the highest heat possible and cooked one side. After 5 minutes I flipped the bad boy over and threw a pat of butter and 2 pieces of whatever cheese we had in the fridge on top. After it finished cooking, I plated it and covered it in Tabasco and cracked black pepper.

I kind of laugh that in an Atkins diet this is an acceptable meal, I always thought it was an indulgence someone of my slim physique (way back when) could get away with.

If you want some kind of side dish you can roast a couple of jalapenos and peel the skins off.

4 comments:

DLC said...

Too poor for hamburger buns?

Bull E. Vard said...

Too poor to have them around all the time. My mother thought regular bread was acceptable for a hamburger.

DLC said...

Come to think of it, my mother was the same way. I remember that horrible texture of soggy sandwich bread soaked with ketchup. Totally ruined homemade hamburgers for me.

Chimpo said...

Ah, the soggy bread bun. That is just an awful experience.