Published on June 25, 2018 by Marc & Mandy

If your general mentality when it comes to burgers is go big or go home, this segment of The Marc and Mandy Show might be right up your alley! In lieu of Father’s Day, Chef Melissa Makarenko shows Marc how to create a juicy, delicious Epic Burger with gourmet toppings and condiments. 


What you’ll need: 1 lb ground beef, 1/4 lb ground pork, 5 cloves garlic, 1/4 cup red onion (diced), 2 tbsp chiffonade parsley (chopped fine), 2 long sprigs rosemary (chopped fine), 1 egg, salt, pepper 


Step 1: Combine Ingredients 

In a bowl, combine ground beef, pork, salt, a cracked egg, red onion, parsley, rosemary, and pepper. Use your hands to mix the ingredients up. You want to combine and mix your ingredients quickly, to avoid over mixing your meat. If your meat is over-mixed, your patties will become shrunken and tough when you cook them. 


Step 2: Form Patties 

Using your hands, begin to form your patties. The patties should be about the size of your palm. 


Step 3: Sear Patties 

Once you’ve formed your patties, you can begin to cook them by heating a cast-iron pan with butter. Toss the patties into your pan. TIP If you prefer, you can also grill the patties, rather than searing them on a skillet. 


Step 4: Build The Burger 

Build the burger using a brioche bun (or other bun of your choosing), and fixings – also of your choosing. Chef Melissa recommends truffle mayo, fried pickle chips, pickled beets, lemon cream cheese, smoked oysters, tomato, salt, pepper, lettuce, spinach, grilled balsamic onions, and bacon.  


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