Burgers are just part of barbecue season. Of course, you can do it in a hurry, but you can just treat yourself to something special. Our recipe with pesto and bacon is delicious. We can confirm: This is the best burger in the world!
Very important: Note the tomato trick in the pan. This makes the taste special. You have to try. Worth it.
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With Pesto and Bacon: The World’s Best Burger – Recipe
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Ingredients (for four burgers)
For the burger
4 burger buns (“bun”, black bun tastes best), 500 grams of beef, a little thyme, 80 grams of lettuce (romaine lettuce, lettuce, iceberg lettuce, Batavia lettuce or Lollo Rosso), 1 white onion, 1 large tomatoes (preferably ox hearts), 8 slices bacon, salt, pepper, sugar, 4 slices cheddar (alternatively raclette cheese or buffalo mozzarella)
1 cup sour cream, 1 cup crème fraîche, juice of one lemon, 1 teaspoon mustard, salt, pepper, a little chili or cayenne pepper
150 grams of basil (fresh), 60 milliliters of olive oil, 50 grams of pine nuts (preferably roasted in a pan), 60 grams of freshly grated parmesan, 1 clove of garlic, salt
This is how it is done
Grind the pesto ingredients in a food processor (chopper, kitchen slicer) into a creamy basil pesto. Then set aside.
Wash the tomatoes and cut them into 3 mm thick slices. Then put the tomato slices in a pan and add salt and sugar. Heat a pan and let the tomatoes caramelize until slightly browned.
Now peel the onion and cut it into small rings. Then fry the bacon slices in a hot pan until they are rendered crispy.
Now mix the burger sauce from sour cream, crème fraîche, lemon juice, mustard, pepper and salt.
Lettuce should be washed and dried well.
Preheat the oven to 140 degrees. Then put the “buns” on it. Keep the cooked bacon and tomatoes warm.
Now put the beef in a bowl and add salt, pepper and thyme. Mix everything thoroughly. Cut the beef into four equal pieces. It works great with a scoop.
Then make four meat patties. If you have a ring, feel free to use your hand. Then we fry the stuffed patties in a pan on high heat from both sides. Alternatively, place them on a hot grill.
Remove the bottom of the buns from the oven and brush them with the white sauce. Now put the dry(!) salad on top of the sauce. Next comes a slice of caramelized tomato on the salad. Now put the hot stuffing patties on top of the tomatoes, briefly heat the cheese slices in the pan and put them on top. Pesto goes to cheese. Finally, top with crispy bacon.
Now place the top half of the bun on top and serve immediately.
Enjoy your meal!