Slaw-Tastic Smokey Cheeseburger

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George Levinthal

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@ChefGeoLevi

(This is my World Food Championships 2015 qualifying entry and I couldn't be prouder.) Here's everything you want for a picnic rolled up into a delicious burger. The great flavor of smoked meat, the char of the grill, melted cheese, the crunch of a tangy coleslaw, and even a spicy dressing, along with lettuce and tomato, all between a toasted bun. It will be a favorite for picnics and barbeques for years to come. All you need is a cold drink and a group of friends and family to enjoy it with.

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Now this is a burger! The ranch slaw, along with the smokey flavors from the chipotle aioli, adds so many layers of flavors and textures, your taste buds will do a happy dance. We toasted our buns with mayo... oh so good. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Grill

Ingredients

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1 lb
each of ground sirloin and ground chuck
1/2 c
diced red onion
1 tsp
kosher or sea salt
1 tsp
fresh ground black pepper
1 tsp
ground gumin
1 Tbsp
minced garlic
2 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp
mesquite liquid smoke

SLAW

1 c
each of green & purple cabbage, shreddeed
1/2 c
julienned sweet red pepper
1/2 c
jicama, peeled and julienned
1/2 c
shredded carrots
1/2 c
julienned green apple

SLAW DRESSING

2 Tbsp
red wine vinegar
1/4 c
olive oil, extra virgin
1 tsp
white sugar
1 tsp
kosher or sea salt
1/2 tsp
fresh ground black pepper
1 tsp
ground celery seed
1/2 tsp
lime zest
1 Tbsp
lime juice
1 Tbsp
toasted sesame seeds

CHIPOTLE AIOLE

1/2 c
mayonaise
2 Tbsp
chopped chipotle peppers with adobo sauce
1 Tbsp
honey
2 Tbsp
chopped cilantro

SANDWICHES

6
toasted potato rolls
6 slice
smoked gouda cheese
6
icegerg lettuce leaves
6 large
tomato slices, 1/4" thick

How to Make Slaw-Tastic Smokey Cheeseburger

Step-by-Step

  • 1In a large bowl crumble the ground meats and add all the Burger ingredients and combine thoroughly. Don't over mix. Separate the meat into 6 patties, cover and set aside.
  • 2Shred and julienne the slaw ingredients in a large bowl and set aside.
  • 3Whisk together all of the dressing ingredients in a medium sized bowl and set aside.
  • 4Mix together the aioli ingredients and set refrigerate until needed.
  • 5Heat a well greased grill or grill pan on high and put on the patties. Reduce the heat to medium high and cook for 4 minutes. After 4 minutes turn & cook 4 more minutes and check for doneness, about 140 deg. at this point.
  • 6Reduce heat to medium low, add 1 slice of cheese to each patty, cover and cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes until melted. The patty temperature should be at 150 deg. Remove the patties to a warm plate and cover loosely with aluminum foil.
  • 7Brush a small amount of olive oil or mayonnaise on both sides of the 6 buns and toast until lightly browned
  • 8Whisk the dressing ingredients again, pour over the slaw, a little at a time so and combine thoroughly. Don't over dress.
  • 9Divide the lettuce and tomatoes, lettuce first, between the bun bottoms, followed by the burgers. Put some slaw, about a small handful, or more, your preference, on the burgers. You may have some extra for later. Spoon 1 tbsp. of the aioli on each bun top, cover and serve.

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About Slaw-Tastic Smokey Cheeseburger

Course/Dish: Beef, Burgers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American




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