It may come as a surprise to some, but all kids don't love burgers. A large patty of ground beef sitting on a huge bun can be intimidating to tiny hands and small mouths. Yes, you can cut them into halves or quarters, but if you want to give tots the full burger experience, size them down to sliders! Cooking With My Kid's Rebecca Coleman did just that to entice her burger-phobe son to try the all-American dish. Using the smaller slider buns, and creating "meatballs" prior to grilling, she created a burger-lover almost overnight. For National Burger Month, the chef and blogger shared three of her favorite recipes with us, including the ultra-healthy Black Bean Quinoa version shown here. Best of all, her recipes include step-by-step photo instructions showing how her lil one helps her make them. Check them out!
Patty cake, patty cake! We're going ga ga over chef's different takes on the tot-favorite hamburger. The juicy patties may be considered junk food by some, but when made with fresh, natural ingredients, they can actually be a healthy part of a lil one's meal plan. I asked Annabel Karmel, the British children's chef and kiddie cookbook author, for some kid-friendly versions of healthier burgers, and she came back with some drool-worthy creations. Fire up the grill pan and check them out!
Serving up one patty of brain-building food on a bun! Put a piece of salmon on your lil one's plate, and watch how quickly he'll turn up his nose. Form it into a patty and serve it on a bun, and you just might have a new fish lover on your hands. As we make our way through National Burger Month, I turned to Jessica Seinfeld, the queen of purees, for her take on a healthy patty. Combining omega-3, fatty-acid-rich salmon with some sweet pureed carrots and hoisin sauce, the Do It Delicious chef and blogger created a burger that packs in the veggies along with the fish. Be prepared for finicky eaters to be won over instantly!
Fire up the grill – it's National Burger Month! This staple of the American diet becomes even more popular as Memorial Day approaches and families head outdoors for barbecues and family gatherings. Kids, in particular, love the idea of a handheld food that they can bite right into! We asked kiddie chef extraordinaire Catherine McCord, founder of Weelicious and mother of two, to share some of her mouthwatering, kid-friendly, burger recipes with us. Check out five that satisfy both grownups and tots alike!
In case you missed it, we're reaching the end of National Burger Week, and there's no time like the present to take to the grill with a few of your favorite patties! (Need suggestions to put in between the bun? We've got more than a few.) While we're on the subject, I want to know what your favorite burger is, where it's from, and what goes into it.
One of my top contenders of all time has to go to a high-end restaurant in San Francisco called Spruce. Yes, it's a froufrou cloth napkin burger that'll run you $16, but I've never had better: house-ground Niman ranch beef, served with melted havarti cheese, homemade zucchini, and red onion pickles, lettuce, tomato, and herb-caper aioli on a buttered English muffin that's baked from scratch. Oh, and a side of duck fat fries.
What's the hands-down best burger you've ever had — and what was in it?
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Hardee's and Carl's Jr. are better known for their This Is Why You're Fat-esque monstrosities, but the chains' parent company, CKE Restaurants, has begun trending the other way. Today, the two chains will become the first fast-food establishments to introduce a turkey burger as a permanent menu item.
Each of the four new Charbroiled Turkey Burgers will clock in at under 500 calories — as opposed to, say, Carl's Jr.'s Double Six Dollar Burger, which tallies up to be 1,522 calories and 110 grams of fat. What's more, the product launch will include a marketing campaign with Men's Health magazine and the bestselling book series Eat This, Not That — as well as advertisements featuring the former Miss Turkey in a bikini.
It would seem there's no such thing as moderation in fast food. These days, it's either all (see: the KFC Double Down and BK Stuffed Steakhouse) or next to nothing (Subway's low-fat egg white breakfast sandwiches). Do you agree?
Eating the burgers at Rachael Ray's twice-yearly Burger Bash: it's a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it! The event, which took place in a giant tent overlooking the waves of South Beach, was the big party of Thursday night, and everybody, from Spike Mendelsohn (dressed in a Hamburglar costume) to the NFL's hunky Jason Taylor, was there. We tried as many burgers as our stomachs could fit to decide who took top billing when it came to the beef. Here, a few standouts, and why they did — or didn't — work for us.
At the Burger Bash at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, there were tons of creative and delicious burgers from lamb goat cheese burgers to horseradish and crispy onion burgers. However, the most interesting by far was the Love Shack's Wild Love burger.
Chef Tim Love combined elk meat with foie gras to make a patty that was incredibly juicy and unlike any of the other burgers at the event. For a nice balance of bittersweet flavors to contrast the rich meat mixture, it was topped with arugula and huckleberry jam.
It was definitely one of my top burgers, and I was surprised because I'd never had elk before! How about you?
When McDonald's first launched its Angus Third Pounders to much fanfare, we couldn't wait to try them out, and the consensus was that the chain's Bacon & Cheese Third Pounder came out on top. The golden arches must've known they were on to something, because now they've expanded their line to include an Angus Chipotle BBQ Bacon & Cheese Third Pounder.
The new offering — which also comes wrapped in a tortilla as a Snack Wrap — has a proprietary chipotle BBQ sauce. Did the smoky spiciness that chipotle is known for bring a new dimension to the Angus Third Pounder? Slashfood was on a mission to find out. For the verdict, read the full story at Slashfood.