Texas Toast Open-Faced Steak/Pork Burger

Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousWichitaChef

Okay, here we go… freshly ground sirloin, mouthwatering smoked pulled-pork, yummy cheese and a secret sauce. All piled on a nice slice of Texas toast.

What could go wrong with that?

Okay, I just finished a big project, and I’ve decided I’m not staring the next one until Monday, so that gives me a couple of days to just relax and work out some new recipes. You won’t want to eat this one on a daily basis; however, if you’re feeling bad, you might want to give it a try.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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Serves:

2

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

THE SECRET SAUCE

1 Tbsp
sweet butter, unsalted
2 Tbsp
yellow onion, minced
1 Tbsp
flour, all purpose variety
1/4 c
half & half
1/4 c
chicken stock (not broth)
2 c
fresh spinach, chopped
salt, kosher variety, to taste
cayenne pepper, to taste
1 Tbsp
parmesan cheese, grated
1 Tbsp
lemon juice, freshly squeezed

THE BURGERS

2 Tbsp
grapeseed oil
1 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
4 oz
button mushrooms, sliced
1/2 medium
onion, thinly sliced
1 clove
garlic, minced
1/2 lb
ground sirloin
1/4 lb
pulled pork.
1 tsp
tamari
salt, kosher variety, to taste
black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
2 slice
texas toast
4 Tbsp
bbq sauce (your favorite)
3 oz
sharp cheddar cheese, for topping, or cheese of your choice.

Directions Step-By-Step

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SECRET SAUCE
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Gather your ingredients.
3
Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
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After the foaming subsides, add the onion
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Cook until softened, about 2 to 3 minutes.
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Chef’s Note: I love the smell of onions sautéing in butter.
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Add the flour, and cook for 1 minute.
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Add the milk and stock, and stir to combine.
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Add a bit of salt, and cayenne, to taste.
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Raise to the boil, then quickly reduce to a simmer.
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Continue to simmer for an additional 2 minutes.
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Add the spinach.
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Mix until the spinach begins to wilt.
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Add the Parmesan cheese, and the lemon juice, and then stir to combine.
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Cover and keep warm.
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THE BURGERS
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Gather your ingredients
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Add the grapeseed oil to a sauté pan over medium heat.
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Add the sliced onions.
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Sauté until softened, but not browned, about 3 to 5 minutes.
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Add the sliced mushrooms and garlic into the pan.
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Sauté the mushrooms until softened, and the garlic is fragrant, about 3 to 5 minutes.
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Remove the mushrooms/onion mixture from the pan and reserve.
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Add the tamari sauce and a bit of pepper to the sirloin.
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Chef’s Note: I grind my own sirloin, because that allows me to choose the type of grind I want. For this recipe I like a grind that’s a bit courser than the normal grind of a package of ground sirloin.
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Gently mix to combine.
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Chef’s Note: Since the tamari sauce is salty, you won’t need to add any salt to the sirloin.
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Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 230f (110c).
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Chef’s Note: Divide the mixture into two equal patties.
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Use a glass or similar device to “push” into the burgers… creating an indentation.
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Add a tablespoon of your favorite BBQ sauce into the indentation.
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Fill the indentation with the pulled pork.
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Add an additional tablespoon of BBQ sauce to the top of the pulled pork.
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Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
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Place into the preheated oven, and bake for about 30 minutes.
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After 30 minutes add half the mushroom/onion mixture to the top of each burger, and then add the cheese, of your choice.
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Continue to bake for an additional 15 minutes or until the internal temperature of the burgers reaches 160f (72c).
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While the burgers are baking, brush both sides of the Texas toast with some of the olive oil.
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Toast in the sauté pan, about 2 minutes per side.
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Reserve the toast.
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Plate by adding some “secret” sauce to the top of the Texas toast, and then adding one of the burgers. Enjoy.
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Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium