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A delicious burger

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A delicious burger

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It’s hard to recall a time I had a burger from a proper restaurant and was deeply disappointed. Burgers are generally fantastic! Carbs + meat + cheese + delicious condiments. How can you go wrong? Well… try having a nicely suited-up burger that wasn’t seasoned.  Sure, it’ll taste good provided you used great quality meat and carefully selected toppings. But seasoning the meat before hand makes a world of difference. You want a down-right good burger, right?! Season it! Be generous. 

You’ll need:

  • Burger patties (makes 8-10 patties):
  • 1 1/3 pound lean beef
  • 1 pound pork
  • 2 tbsp Organic Haitian Dry Spice Blend or seasoning combination of your choice (if you’re using just salt + pepper, reduce the amount to ½  tbsp each)
  • 2 tbsp pikliz brine

Toppings:

  • you guessed it… Pikliz!
  • 2 medium avocados sliced
  • 8-10 slices of extra sharp cheddar cheese (optional)

And of course, burger buns. Go all out – get a pack of buttery soft buns from your bakery. Treat yourself this weekend. You worked hard!

Serve with Salted Plantain Chips

Prep your patties:

Gently mix all ingredients together in large bowl. Be easy on this mix for tender patties (overworking will make the meat tough). Place in fridge for an hour. Remove from fridge and form 8-10 patties. Cook each side of patties on a grill (ideally) or stovetop pan. Cook to your desired inner temperature.

Toast your buns:

Foods’ texture is as important as flavor. So I’d suggest caramelizing the sugars in your burger buns – place on medium-heated skillet that was lightly coated with vegetable oil or butter.  Remove after you’ve crisped up the edges and have a nice golden toasted bun.

Assemble with glee:

Place a few slices of avocado on burger bun, top with burger patty, cheese (if you'd like) and pikliz.

Simple, flavorful, and delicious!

Sink your teeth in + bon appetit!

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A great hot dog

You’ll need:

  • Hot dog links (preferably natural or organic)
  • Buttery soft buns from your local bakery
  • Pikliz
  • Avocado thinly sliced
  • Ketchup
  • Chopped tomatoes

Serve with Salted Plantain Chips

Prep:

We prefer grilling the links for a nice smokey flavor and crispy bite - leave links on grill until thoroughly cooked. Also, toasting the hot dog buns adds for great texture and flavor: lightly brush sides and top of buns with vegetable oil or melted butter and toast each side.

Assemble:

Place horizontal layers of avocado slices inside buns, top with hot dog, ketchup, tomatoes, + pikliz.

Invite some friends. Pop open some craft beer. Bon appetit! 

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