There are a few things that you can do to make your next burger super tasty, without compromising on healthy ingredients. First, it’s important to cook your burger properly. If you don’t, it won’t be as juicy or as flavorful as it could be.
Heat up the grill or stove to high and then place your patties on top of it. When you see the edges start to brown, flip them over, reduce the tasty burgers heat and cover so that they cook evenly. Let them cook for about 3-5 minutes, until they are slightly charred and juicier on the inside. Once they reach your desired doneness, it’s time to take them off the heat and finish them off on a bun or a lettuce wrap.
You can also add spices to your burgers to give them extra flavor. Spices like oregano, thyme, sage, rosemary, and saffron are rich in antioxidant compounds that help boost the nutrient value of your meal, while adding lots of delicious flavor.
Salt & Pepper- Freshly cracked black pepper is going to be the most flavorful way to season your beef, but you can also sprinkle some dried, ground salt on top of the patties before cooking for an even bigger kick.
Garlic Powder- Similar to salt, garlic powder is another great flavor enhancer. Just sprinkle a little on top of your patties before cooking, but don’t mix it in with the meat.
Toppings & Sauces- Mayo, ketchup, mustard, and barbecue sauce are popular condiments for burgers in the US, but you can really amp up your favorite burger toppings with any number of specialty sauces, including harissa or chimichurri. You can even add a splash of olive oil to your burger for an extra tangy taste.
If you’re looking for something a little different, you can try making a veggie burger or a shrimp burger instead of a traditional meat burger. These recipes will satisfy both your hunger and your greens goals, so you’re sure to feel full afterward.
A Good Bun and Toppings
For the perfect burger, you need to have a good bun and plenty of toppings. The bun should be soft and fluffy but not soggy. You can either make your own buns or use a store-bought variety. If you’re making your own buns, you should toast them lightly on the stove or on the grill right before serving your burgers.
It’s also a good idea to spread a little butter on the bottom of your bun before you toast them. That way, you’ll get a nice golden toasted exterior to your buns and extra flavor.
You can also add a few other veggies to your burgers for an extra dose of nutrients and texture. For example, mashed rajma (curried kidney beans) and black beans are both packed with protein and fiber, so you’ll be able to stay full longer. Mashed sweet potatoes and cauliflower are also excellent additions to your burgers, and they’re an especially good option for vegans.