Happy National Hamburger Day.
Here is a recipe to help you celebrate this special day.
- Prep time: 20 minutes
- Total time: 25 minutes
- Portion size: 6 burgers
- 1 cup (250 mL) fresh bread crumbs
- 2/3 cup (150 mL) sodium-reduced beef broth
- 450 g medium ground beef
- 450 ground sirloin
- 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
- 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
- 6 buns, (hamburger, pretzel or pain au lait), split and toasted
In bowl, mix bread crumbs with broth; let stand for 5 minutes. In large baking dish, add beef and sirloin; sprinkle with bread crumb mixture, salt and pepper. Mix gently just until combined and no streaks of bread crumb mixture are visible (do not overmix).
Shape into six 5- x 1/2-inch (12 x 1 cm) patties. (Make-ahead: Layer between
parchment paper in airtight container; refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)
Place on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until instant-read thermometer inserted sideways into patties reads 160°F (71°C), about 8 minutes. (Alternatively, cook patties in grill pan or skillet with up to 2 tsp olive oil over medium-high heat, turning once.) Serve in buns.
Tip: Stirring the beef mixture together in a baking dish rather than a bowl allows you to evenly season the meat without handling it too much. For the most tender burgers, it’s best not to overmix.
While on my vacation we went to Galaxy Taco in La Jolla. It was awesome there.
There was a wide selection of authentic Mexican food served there. I went there on Taco Takeover Tuesday. On every Tuesday, they bring in a chef from a different restaurant. That chef does 3 different kinds of taco their own style. That week, they brought in Nancy Leon, the Owner of Chans Bistro in Tijuana, BC. She made a Chinese Braised Oxtail Taco, a Confit Duck Taco and a Grilled Curry Tofu Taco.
I got the Wood Roasted Sweet Potato Taco. It had monetary jack cheese, arugula and salsa arbol. It had the perfect balance between sweet and savoury with the ingredients. Plus, if you add some of the green hot sauce/salsa, you get a really nice kick.
Rating: 4 stars
I also got their churro. I got, to be honest with you, it was the best churro I had ever had. I was fresh and warm with a homemade chocolate dipping sauce. It was awesome.
Rating: 5 stars
Overall Rating: 4 1/2 stars.
Here is the address if you want to go there. 2259 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037, United States.