Now this is a month I LOVE. You can make burgers from just about anything: vegan, pork, turkey, chicken, etc. But mine has to be a medium rare beef burger. It has to come with some lettuce, tomatoes, and ketchup. No pickles and DEFINITELY no mayo. Ugh! Also, hold the coleslaw. I like to mix it up a bit by ordering it with cheese, double patties, bacon, salsa, or topped with chili. By the by, chili and beef burgers = automatic win. It’s hard to disagree with this statement when the Corner Bistro in NYC has it as one of the only burgers you can order there .
A little history about burgers. There have been records of it being around as early as the 1400s in Europe but the burger we all know and love today is an American invention of the late 19th century. There are differing theories on who actually invented it and where it came from. The burger bun, however, was invented by Walter Anderson, one of the founders of White Castle. The term “hamburger” comes from the city of Hamburg, Germany.
Oh burgers, how much do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Sorry, drifted off a bit there. What’s there to love about burgers? I love eating them because they’re both filling and very good. Seasoning – I prefer basic pepper, myself – is very important. I recommend garlic, oregano, and/or Old Bay on your next burger but there a whole lot more to choose from. Condiments are secondary but can add a little pizazz to it. Besides ketchup, Worcester(shire) sauce is a good example. Additional toppings can make a burger so much more it’s not even funny. Try chili or salsa out on a burger if you’re a fan of either of those. Trust me on this.