I’m a big fan of short stories, and one of my favourite authors is Ernest Hemingway. Not long ago I found a link to another piece of Hemingway writing – his favorite burger recipe.
So Paul and I did the only thing that made sense – we cooked it and washed it down with beer. This turned out to be easier said than done and the task of collecting the spice mix involved research, substitution and a couple of trips to the shops.
I read that Hemingway enjoyed the burger with a simple topping of grated cheese. I’m not a fan of plain burgers, and so we topped ours with a hop+cheese sauce and red onion.
My verdict: The burger is packed full of flavors and very salt heavy – perfect with beer. I think the shear number of ingredients overwhelmed the beef flavor. Overall it was super tasty, but I prefer a less complicated beef patty and unless I was cooking for a Cuba themed bbq, this particular recipe won’t be my go to burger.
450g. Ground Beef
2 cloves Garlic, minced
2 Green Onions, finely chopped
1 heaping teaspoon Pickle Relish
2 tablespoons, Capers
1 heaping teaspoon Beau Monde Seasoning – Can’t buy in Australia so try using celery salt
1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands Mei Yen Powder – Fancy branding for a salt, MSG and sugar mix
1/2 teaspoon Salt and Pepper
1 egg, beaten in a cup with a fork
1/3 cup White Wine
1 tablespoon vegetable oil