Burger Bar…. a Great and Fun Meal for any Gathering
You can do whatever ingredients you like, but here are some examples of what I used:
A variety of bread such as naan, buns, ciabbata rolls, brioche rolls, etc...
Thick juicy patties (ground beef, turkey, chicken etc..), and for any vegetarian friends, grilled portabello mushrooms are terrific!
A variety of cheeses (sharp cheddar, gorgonzola crumbles, jack, fresh mozzarella slices or any other you like)
mayonnaise with horseradish
sliced red onions, in rings
sliced sweet onions, in rings
red leaf lettuce
roasted poblano chiles
sun dried tomatoes
beef steak tomatoes, sliced thick
fried eggs with yolks left runny
thick chips, crumbled coarsely (potato, in a variety of flavors, tortilla chips, fritos, etc...)
Slice your onion in long thin strips or rings. In a large skillet, heat up 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Place the onion strips in the hot oil and saute until golden in color with some bits of darker brown. They should smell sweet and be soft.
In a large skillet, heat up 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Place sliced mushrooms in the hot oil and saute until tender. Season with salt and pepper.
Easy Garlic Aioli:
Take 1 cup of mayonnaise and add 2 teaspoons of garlic paste, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and season with salt and pepper to taste. Place in a sealed container and refrigerate for 4 hours or preferably overnight to bring out the flavors.
Mayonnaise with Horseradish:
1 cup of mayonnaise with the amount of horseradish to suit your taste. Place in a sealed container and refrigerate for 4 hours or preferably overnight.
Roasted Poblano Chiles:
Wash poblano chiles and remove the seeds and the stems. Lay them on a baking sheet and spray both sides of the chiles with an olive oil cooking spray. Roast in a 400 F oven for 15-20 minutes. When cool, remove the skins and slice lengthwise into 1/2 inch strips.
Lay out all your ingredients in platters and bowls (you may want to label the condiments so they know what they are). Let your guests create their own burger masterpiece! For more details and pictures of my burger bar, click HERE.