Holy cow. For real…these were probably the best burgers I have ever made! I was so incredibly surprised and pleased by the outcome! I wish I could describe it to you better…but it was seriously beyond words. I do, however, have a story that helps display the beauty of these patties!!
The day I made these was one of the many days I had to work till late. My manager/friend was there as well. When it came time for my break, I popped one of these bad boys on a plate and was telling her how good they are. However, when I told her that I had put apple in them, she simply told me “you’re weird!” And yes, yes that does sound weird. Apple in beef? But THEN I put that plate in the microwave and started warming it up. And the smell started filling the store. And she started sniffing…and finally exclaimed “WHAT IS THAT SMELL?!” I replied simply with “that is the food you just called weird.” Then for several minutes I could not hush her up about how amazing it smelled. I think secretly she wanted some. 😉 But I was a bad…starving…friend and gobbled it all up in 2.3 seconds. 😉 I just couldn’t help it, cause they were so jealous. Somehow the mixture of the apple and onion give it a sweet barbecue sort of flavor, which is absolutely my favorite! Alright, let’s get down to it!
So, here’s what you need:
- 1 lb Grass Fed Beef
- 1/2 to whole apple, depending on the size. I used about 3/4 of a standard sized apple. 🙂
- 1/2 to 1/2 Red Onion, depending on size.
- 2 Garlic cloves
- 1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
- Slat and Pepper
- 2 Tbsp Flax Meal
- 2-4 Eggs
And here’s how you do it:
- Chop the Apple and Red Onion into chunks. Smoosh and peel the garlic cloves. Place them all in a food processor (in batches if necessary), and pulse until minced.
- In a bowl, mix together everything but the eggs.
- Form into 4 patties and place on a wax paper-covered plate. Make a little dent in the middle of the patties, and place in the freezer for about 10 minutes…just to firm them up a bit.
- Heat your grill or grill pan to medium, and grill burgers for 5-6 minutes per side.
- Meanwhile, fry your eggs to your liking. I like them a little runny in the middle!
- Top your burgers with an egg and anything else you desire! Now devour!! What you think?!
Place garlic cloves and chopped apples and onion in a food processor
Pulse until everything is minced and blended.
Combine everything but the eggs in a bowl.
Form into 4 even patties, and make a small indent in the middle of each. Toss in the freezer for 10 minutes or so, just to get them firmed up a bit.
Toss onto a medium heat grill or pan.
Cook about 6 minutes and flip, cook another 5 to 6 minutes. Fry eggs how you please.
Present how you please!
I was rushed for time (I feel like I always say that haha), so I just did a nice leaf of romaine and topped with the egg. Abel James, the originator of this idea, used sautéed onions, which is a WONDERFUL idea! I think bacon would be a good idea too!! Yummy!
I was afraid I over cooked my egg, but it turned out just how I like it!
How yummy is that?!