Yield: 4 servings
|1 tablespoon||Olive oil|
|1 small||Onion; finely minced|
|1 tablespoon||Finely minced garlic|
|1 teaspoon||Ground black pepper|
|½ teaspoon||Ground nutmeg|
|1 teaspoon||Ground coriander|
|2 pounds||Ground beef|
|4||Toasted hamburger buns|
|4 slices||Red onion (thin slices)|
COMBINE OIL AND ONION in a small skillet over medium heat and cook, stirring, about 4 minutes, or until onions soften. Add garlic, pepper, nutmeg and coriander and continue to cook another minute. Scrape the onion mixture into a mixing bowl, add the beef and mix well. Form 4 patties, place on a plate, cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
Place a large, heavy skillet on the stove over high heat. When it is nearly smoking, add the hamburger patties. Cook 2 minutes. Turn the patties and cook on the other side until desired doneness, about 1 minute for very rare, 4 minutes for medium-well. Arrange burgers on hamburger buns and garnish each with a slice of onion and tomato.
Offer ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise.
MICHAEL ROBERTS - PRODIGY GUEST CHEFS COOKBOOK