Sometimes you just need a juicy messy burger. We took the opportunity for a Valentine’s Day indulgence, although, really, anytime is a good time for a burger.
The Perfect Burgers
We start with my go-to recipe for burgers from Bobby Flay.
Use an 80/20 blend to keep your burger juicy. Bobby’s recipe is simple, a thumbprint in the center of each burger keeps them cooking evenly.
We top our burger with sautéed shitake mushrooms, blue cheese, arugula, and bacon jam. Yes, bacon jam. You get that recipe below and trust me, bacon jam is life-changing.
For a side? Cheddar Cheese corn-chips (ours were Harvest Cheddar Sun Chips). They are the perfect junk food snack to pair with Cabernet Sauvignon.
So spoil yourself, or a loved one or a friend! But go ahead and indulge in this burger!