Makes 6 servings
2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in the same skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced onion and cook stirring occasionally, until the onion is slightly golden but still crisp, about 5 minutes. Transfer it to a small bowl and set aside to cool. Wipe out the skillet with a paper towel.
3. Meanwhile, combine the mayonnaise and paprika in small bowl; press in the remaining garlic clove (about 1 teaspoon).
4. Add the burger mix to the cooled chopped onion mixture; gently stir together with a fork. Shape the meat mixture into 6 burgers and season them on both sides with salt and black pepper to taste.
5. Heat the remaining 1tablespoon oil in the skillet over medium heat. Add the burgers and cook them 3 minutes per side for medium rare. (If you used pork or turkey, cook them until they are completely cooked through.)
6. While the burgers are cooking, chop the piquillo peppers (about 1/2 cup) and the olives (about 1/4 cup) and combine them with the sliced onion in a bowl; season with salt and black pepper to taste. Divide the mixture on top of the cooked burgers in the skillet and top each with a slice of cheese. Reduce the heat to low, cover the skillet, and cook about 1 minute, or just until the cheese has melted.
7. Meanwhile, split and toast the hamburger buns. Spread the top and bottom of each bun generously with the mayonnaise mixture, place a burger on the bottom half of each bun, close and serve.
Radish and Orange Salad with Peppery Orange Dressing
Makes 4 servings
2. Rinse and trim the radishes and slice into rounds (If you have a food processor with a slicing disc this will speed up the process).
3. Whisk together the lemon juice, reserved orange zest, salt, sugar, and cayenne; whisk in the extra virgin olive oil.
4. Line a platter with arugula, arrange the orange slices, overlapping them if necessary in a circle inside the arugula. Mound the radishes in the center and top them with the olives. Drizzle the salad with the dressing just before serving.
Where did I buy my 80/20 ground meat mix in Philly?
Here are some online sources for good quality ground meat:
3. DeBragga – also has a lot of mixes - American Waygu – $29.95 for 2 lbs ground beef (75/25%); Burger Comparison Kit: 2lbs each of grass fed, American wagyu and DeBragga’s blend $50; naturally raised 8oz ANGUS BURGERS (4 per pack) $15.95.
2. Pat LaFrieda – sells several burger blends in pre-formed patties – Original, Brisket, Short Rib, Lamb, Dry Aged Original. $40-60 for eight 6oz patties
Piquillo peppers come from the Ebro River Valley in northern Spain. They’re hand-picked and slow-roasted over open wood fires. I first discovered them years ago at the Fancy Food Show in New York, where they impressed me immediately. If you can’t find these sweet, hot, smoky peppers at your local supermarket, you’re welcome to substitute regular jarred roasted red peppers. Or you can order them online at LaTienda.com
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