Serious Eats: Amazing burger recipe

There are those of you who might be wondering why you need yet another burger recipe, and then there are those who just can’t get enough. This burger from Jamie Oliver’s Comfort Food is for both of you: it delivers classic flavor all juiced up and a little weird, in a wonderful way. Oliver takes the traditional components and gets kinda nutty with them, adding slight twists that really do make this a worth-a-try-even-if-you’re-sick-of-burgers burger.

The onions are dressed with vinegar, the cheese is slightly tangy Red Leicester, the bacon and pickles are…bacon and pickles. Then he takes finely chopped iceberg lettuce and mixes it into a sauce that one might say is ‘special’—mayo and ketchup with chipotle Tabasco, Worcestershire, and a splash of booze (just go with it; it works and is silly good). The burger itself gets glazed with mustard and more of the smoky Tabasco while it cooks, then it’s all piled on a seeded brioche bun, which has been briefly toasted in the bacon fat. Bonkers. You’ll have juice up to your elbows and a plate full of run-off that you will want to wipe clean with a torn piece of bun or your tongue, depending on how insane it makes you feel. Get the recipe here

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