Here is a wonderful recipe for a juicy hamburger with gouda cheese and toasted buns.
Chop the onions to small pieces.
Mix meat with onion, spices and grated garlic.
Knead the meat mixture for a few minutes.
This amount of meat is enough for two patties. Shape each patty on a piece of parchment paper. My patties where 15cm wide.
Grease a pan with some butter. Remove the parchment paper from the patties and fry them.
After about 3 to 4 minutes turn the patties so the other side is cooked as well.
When you turned your beef, put the gouda cheese on top of it to melt slowly as the other side is being cooked.
Put your buns inside the pan to be toasted as well.
Put lettuce and 2 slices of potato inside the sandwich.
Put your beef on top the tomatoes.
Add some sliced onions on the hamburgers and put the bun on top of it.
Your burger is ready now and you can enjoy it with some mustard or ketchup.
Tips and tricks
- Slice the onions with a knife, don't grate them. Small onion pieces will help your beef be more juicy.
- Fry on medium heat. Low heat could over cook your beef and dry it, and too much heat might burn it.
- Always toast your your buns. If you don't toast them, they might lose their shape when you put the vegetables inside them.
- You can remove all the spices except salt and pepper. I like to have them in my burger but they are optional.
Background & History
I've made a lot of hamburgers and this recipe is the juiciest one. When I first saw this recipe I wondered how is it possible to use chopped onions for hamburger? Then I realized that these chopped onions actually make the beef juicier by keeping the moist inside them.