International Hamburger Day

By Foodism Team

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Do you know, that May 28th is celebrated as International Hamburger day worldwide? Well, there's a new thing you know now!
According to some, the hamburger was created in America in 1900 by Louis Lassen, a Danish immigrant, who owned “Louis' Lunch” in New Haven, Connecticut. There are many more stories on how these juicy burgers came into existence, there have been similar or even replica dishes with other names throughout Europe.

So we wanted to make this day special for you, so here we have 2 hamburger recipes of one vegetarian and the other non-vegetarian hamburger, just for you! Let's begin- 

Vegetarian Hamburger

Ingredients-

  • 2 vegetarian bean burgers
  • ¼ red onion
  • ¼ cucumber
  • ½ large ripe tomato
  • ¼ small bunch coriander
  • 2 seeded wholemeal burger buns
  • 2 tbsp raita
  • 2 tbsp mango chutney
  • 20g spicy Bombay mix

Method- 

  1. Cook the vegetarian bean burgers following pack instructions. 
  2. Finely chop the red onion, cucumber, tomato and coriander and mix together in a bowl. 
  3. Lightly toast the burger buns. 
  4. Divide the raita, burgers, mango chutney, the tomato, onion and cucumber salad and Bombay mix between each bun.
  5. Assemble together and enjoy!

Chicken or lamb Hamburger

Ingredients-

  • 2 pounds of ground chicken or lamb
  • ½ cup crushed saltine crackers or Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Method-

  1. Set out a large mixing bowl. Add in the ground chicken or lamb, crushed crackers, egg, Worcestershire sauce, milk, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper. 
  2. Mix by hand until the meat mixture is smooth, but stop once the mixture looks even. (Overmixing can create a dense heavy texture.)
  3. Press the meat down in the bowl, into an even disk. Use a knife to cut and divide the hamburger patty mixture into 6 1/3 pound grill, skillet patties, or 12 thin griddle patties.
  4. Set out a baking sheet, lined with wax paper or foil, to hold the patties. One at a time, gather the patty mix and press firmly into patties. 
  5. Shape them just slightly larger than the buns you plan to use, to account for shrinkage during cooking. Set the patties on the baking sheet. 
  6. Use a spoon to press a dent in the center of each patty so they don't puff up as they cook. If you need to stack the patties separate them with a sheet of wax paper.
  7. Preheat the grill or a skillet to medium heat. (Approximately 350-400 degrees F.)
  8. For thick patties: Grill or fry the patties for 3-4 minutes per side.
  9. For thin patties: Cook on the griddle for 2 minutes per side.
  10. Stack the hot patties on hamburgers buns, and top with your favorite hamburgers toppings. Serve warm.

Now, you are all set to enjoy International Hamburger Day with homemade hamburgers!