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?
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?
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.
"In it. Not on it" will be the chain's slogan for the new product, which is "flavored from the inside out" with beef stuffed with bits of jalapeño peppers and cheddar cheese. The hamburger, priced at $3.99, will be topped off with a cream-based poblano sauce, tomatoes, and lettuce.
Sounds like the No. 2 fast-food chain might be giving burger leader McDonald's a run for its money. Will you give this new item a go?
This year we created a special series of kid-friendly sliders aimed at enticing little ones for seconds (or, at the very least, finishing firsts!). If your family eats meat, burgers are likely a monthly staple that could use a saucy makeover. Here's an inspiring review of our popular kid-tested and mom-approved burger recipes that are perfect for grilling season and year-round.
Last week Bobby Flay announced plans to expand his fast-casual restaurant concept, Bobby's Burger Palace, to 14 more cities. He also trademarked the term "crunchify" to describe his crunchburger. Besides the crunchburger, the other specialty at Bobby's Burger Palace are the regional burgers, a burger with toppings designed around a specific city. The Burger King takes these burgers very seriously so much so that he even accused Applebee's of copying his regional burger idea. Since I've had Bobby and burgers on the brain, I put together this quiz that tests your knowledge of the regional burgers. I'll list the topping ingredients to one of Flay's burgers and you tell me what city it represents. Here we go!
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While out at dinner the other night, my dining companions and I found ourselves debating the perfect beverage to complement a juicy burger. My tablemates ordered glasses of Pinot with their Niman Ranch burgers, but I opted for a cold amber ale. I actually happen to love wine with my burgers, but that evening beer sounded more refreshing. What do you usually choose?
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