What makes a good burger patty? Two things: good quality beef and salt. No frills - just all beef flavor. Match it with some Mexican flavors or create your own fixings.Serves 4 Prep Time 10 minutes Cooking Time 15 minutes
For the cilantro-lime mayo 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro 1 teaspoon lime juice 1/2 teaspoon lime zest salt, black pepper, and chili pepper to taste 600 grams ground brisket 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons cooking oil 4 thin slices Cheddar, Swiss, or any melting cheese 4 hamburger buns, split 4 lettuce leaves 1/3 cup store-bought salsa french fries, to serve (optional) (Click here for French fries recipes)
1 Make the cilantro-lime mayo: Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and season to taste with salt, black pepper, and chili pepper. Refrigerate until ready to use. 2 Make the burger patties: In a bowl, combine ground brisket and salt. Divide equally into four. Roll into a ball then flatten into patties. 3 Heat oil in a cast-iron pan or griddle. Fry the patties, flipping only once. For medium well burgers, cook for 6 minutes on each side. Top patties with cheese in the final minute of cooking to melt. Transfer to a plate. 4 Wipe the skillet with paper towels then toast the buns cut-side down, for 1 to 2 minutes, until warm and lightly golden. 5 Spread cilantro-lime mayo on the insides of the bun. Place lettuce and the patties on the bread. Top with salsa. Serve with french fries, if desired.
Photography by Patrick Martires | Recipe & Styling by Rachelle Santos | Props from Saizen and Living Well
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