Burger your way to Labor Day

Posted by johngl

Everywhere you look these days, burgers are garnering attention. The August issue of Texas Monthly posted the top 50 burgers in Texas. Both Bon Appétit and Food & Wine featured turkey burgers in their August issues.  Gourmet featured this “ultimate” burger back in June:

Saveur's September IssueSaveur’s latest issue (#122) is nearly entirely devoted to burgers.

About two weeks ago, on CNN, I saw a blurb about the Shake Shack, New York’s most popular burger joint.  They even have a “Shack Cam” so you can check how long the line is — people actually wait up to an hour to get a burger.  The “news” blurb mentioned a blend of ground sirloin and brisket is what makes these so tasty.

Even my blogger friend, Biz, did some ground brisket burgers (and made the buns!) just a few weeks ago.

I’ve done burger posts numerous times: slidersground ribeyeground chuck, and even butter-laced ground petite tenderloin have graced these pages.

I think I’m suffering burger burn-out. I’ve simply had it with burgers! No more burger posts!

Just kidding.

Actually, I am doing the opposite. Inspired by Biz’s 100% brisket burger as well as the Shake Shack’s blend of sirloin and brisket, I’m beginning a study of burgers. Just this morning, I picked up about ten pounds of choice grade chuck, sirloin, and tri-tip to facilitate this foray into burger bliss. I’ll be working with blends of beef cuts (like sirloin and tri-tip), pork, lamb, and maybe even fish (just for those who don’t eat red meat).

So, burger fans, stay tuned as I burger my way to Labor Day.  It should be a juicy journey!

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About johngl

A bit of a wildman, John hails from the Midwest: A land of corn, cows, pigs, and a host of other healthfully meaty pursuits.

Born on a dark and stormy night in late Fall, John grew up as the son of a meat cutter. There was always plenty of meat at hand. While not wealthy by any stretch of the imagination, his family certainly ate well. According to his father, that was the whole point.

One thought on “Burger your way to Labor Day

  1. Can’t wait to see what you come up with! I think that magazine is about the ONLY magazine I don’t get – I think I need to fix that!

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