This year it felt like winter was never going to end. For some reason, it just seemed to drag on and on. Spring is in the air though, and before we know it summer will be in full effect. Summer provides an abundance of activities for people of all ages and lifestyles. My friends and I absolutely love grilling on a warm and sunny day. A fresh burger or steak off the barbecue really can’t be beat. After what I just found on the internet though, I don’t know if my grilling days will ever be the same. This is game changer on all levels, and if you consider yourself an avid griller you are going to want to check this out!
The process starts with freshly made brioche buns! Put 1 pound of flour, 1 tablespoon of salt, and 3 tablespoons of softened butter. Mix the ingredients together with your hands to get a good consistency.
Take 1 ounce of sugar, 8 ounces lukewarm water, 2 ounces lukewarm whole milk, 1 pack of active dry yeast and put them in a cup. Stir the contents and wait a few minutes until the concoction becomes frothy.
Take the mixture you just made and add it, along with 2 eggs, to the flour mix from the first step. Using a wooden spoon, mix everything until you get a dough like texture. The substance will be very stick at this point. Keep adding small portions of flour until the dough can un-stick from your hands, then knead the dough for about 10 minutes.
Place the dough in greased bowl and place a damp towel over it. Allow around 1.5 hours for the dough to rise.
Wait until the dough is about double in size, then punch it down. Form dough balls and place them on a tray with parchment paper. Place another damp towel over the dough and allow to rise for another 1.5 hours. Pre-heat the oven to 400*.
After the dough is done rising, add an egg wash to the top of the dough. Then bake them for about 20 minutes, check them periodically to make sure they are browning evenly.
There you have your brioche buns!
To make these amazing meat patties, you are going to want to start out with a large cut of chuck.
You’ll want to cut the steak up to prepare it to be ground down.
Then start the grinding process!
The poster likes to keep their patties around 8 ounces. This allows for a good medium rare burger.
They like to keep it simple with their seasonings. Just a little salt, pepper, and MSG.
Now it’s time for some burger toppings! I’ve never seen this done before, roasting jalapeños directly on the burner of the stove.
The poster also makes a terrific looking chipotle aioli! Start with 1 egg yolk, 1 tablespoon of vinegar, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, 2 cloves of garlic, and 2-3 chipotle peppers (the canned stuff in adobo sauce).
Blend them together on slow until they have a smooth consistency and drizzle in 1 cup of vegetable oil. Refrigerate until your desire to use it.
Let’s make some french fries! Start with Russet potatoes and cut them into strips. Soak them in water until you are ready to use them.
Once you are ready for them, make sure to strain them.
Gather the ingredients for the fries. You’ll need potatoes, parmesan cheese, garlic and parsley.
Fry the potatoes at 300* for about 7 minutes, or until they are soft.
The fries should not be brown at this point, but should definitely be cooked through and soft.
Just before you are about to sit down for this amazing meal, fry the potatoes again. This time at 400* for 1-2 minutes until they are crisp and golden brown. Add your salt, pepper, parmesan cheese and parsley.
What’s a burger without bacon? Not much of one in my opinion. So fry up some bacon in a cast iron pan. Remove some of the grease from the pan, but leave some for the burgers to cook in.
Turn the heat up and sear those amazing looking seasoned patties you have made!
This is making me want to eat my computer screen!
Cheese is an absolute necessity.
Once the burgers are done, grab those delicious looking buns and toast them in all those savory juices sitting on the bottom of the pan!
Go ahead and throw some of that chipotle aioli on there now.
This looks better than anything I have ever made at home.
Now dig in!
You are seriously going to want to try this recipe this summer. It really doesn’t seem too complicated either. I am somewhat kitchen illiterate, and I would feel confident attempting something like this. If you are trying to watch your weight, this probably isn’t the recipe for you though. This seems like a heart attack waiting to happen, but looking at the finished product….I really don’t think I would care!