When it comes to burgers, there are certain chefs that you can count on for awesome recipes. Bobby Flay and Rachael Ray are old standbys while Spike Mendelsohn is a relative newcomer to take the burger world by storm. I've got a copy of the former Top Cheftestant's cookbook, and it's amazing! It's filled with creative condiments, scrumptious shakes, and most importantly, unbelievable burgers.
Take his lamb burger, for example. The ground lamb is infused with fresh herbs and chopped onion. Once cooked, the succulent patty is topped with whipped feta and a thick yogurt sauce. The messy but exquisite burger is unlike any other I've tasted. It's hearty, juicy, salty, and creamy. You've got to try it out: check out Spike's recipe now.
From The Good Stuff Cookbook by Spike Mendelsohn Ingredients Whipped feta Directions Makes 6 burgers.
1 pound feta cheese, crumbled
1/3 cup chopped jalapeño peppers
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 cups plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 pound arugula
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
32 ounces ground lamb
8 ounces ground pork
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint
2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoons sea salt
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
6 sesame seed potato buns, toasted
6 ruby red tomato slices
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
From The Good Stuff Cookbook by Spike Mendelsohn
Makes 6 burgers.