Did you know that the famous sandwich originating from the city of Hamburg in Germany, the famous hamburger, had its dedicated party on October 13? A good chance to give yourself a nice guilty pleasure that day, right? Although, with a little good will, it is quite possible to prepare it with healthy products, good for your health? What to put in a homemade burger to treat yourself while taking care of your health? Follow our delicious recipes!
What are the different types of hamburgers?
In 2022, it must be recognized that the hamburger has invested the kitchens of great chefs as well as those of individuals. It has become so fashionable that there is now something for every taste. The possibilities of meat mixes are endless. Thus, it is possible to add pork or lamb according to your tastes. The key is that your ground beef is not too lean. Between 15 and 25% fat is a real guarantee of quality. If you only need to grab one garment, the shoulder is probably your best bet. In fact, this fusion will give flexibility and prevent your burger from being dry. Since sometimes it’s hard to get your bearings, let’s take a look at 3 safe values that are easy to prepare at home. Nothing stops you from adding your personal touch…
What to put on a classic homemade burger: the cheeseburger
Here are the ingredients you will need for 2 cheeseburgers:
- 200 g of minced meat
- 2 buns
- 2 slices of cheese
- 6 onion rings
- lettuce and (or) tomato
- 4 tablespoons of sauce
We recommend that you prepare the filling in advance. For the rest, the important thing is to cut and toast the breads so that they are still warm when eating. When cooking the meat, add a slice or two of cheese to the side of the steak grill when it is turned. This way, the cheese will melt while the meat continues to cook. Finally, put the sauce on the bottom half of the toast and the grilled meat. Add toppings like lettuce or tomato.
The most fashionable: the vegetable
To prepare 4 vegetarian burgers, here are the necessary ingredients:
- 4 round cereal or wholemeal loaves
- 300 g of smoked tofu
- 150 g of rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon of wholemeal flour
- 1 grain of garlic
- 1 shallot
- lemon thyme
- 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
- 2 button mushrooms
- toasted sesame seeds
- 1 teaspoon of olive oil
- 1 eggplant
- A little creamy herb sauce
- 1 button mushroom
- 1 onion
- 4 slices of Emmental cheese
- A few sprouts of germinated seeds
- Fresh arugula and toasted pine nuts, to serve
First, to prepare the potatoes: peel and chop the garlic and shallot. Then chop the mushrooms. Mix all the indicated ingredients. Then form meatballs and cook them in a hot pan with olive oil. All you have to do is press it to form cakes. In the same pan, grill the aubergine previously cut into 1 cm thick slices. Then cut the mushroom and peeled onion into strips. Brown them with the aubergine. Cut the bread in half and spread the sauce on both sides. Finally, prepare your hamburger as you wish with the prepared ingredients. The final touch? Serve with some arugula and toasted pine nuts.
What to put in a homemade hamburger “made in France”?
For 4 camembert burgers, you will need:
- 4 white buns
- 3 chicken breasts
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 2 pie charts
- 3 tablespoons of liquid honey
- 1 bag of lamb’s lettuce
- 4 tablespoons of homemade tomato sauce
We begin by preparing the pancakes by mixing the chicken with oil, cumin, salt and pepper. Then, form some potatoes and cook them with a little olive oil in a very hot pan. Set aside and turn on the grill. Now it’s time to cut the camemberts in half. Drizzle with liquid honey and place under the grill for 3 to 5 minutes. The cheese should be golden and runny. Finally, cut the buns in half. Spread the homemade tomato sauce on the bottom half of the bread. Are you ready for the goal and ready to party? Finish the job by adding some lamb’s lettuce, 1 chicken pancake and finally some runny Camembert. We recommend serving with lamb’s lettuce and the top of the bread on the side. Enjoy your lunch!
What to put in a homemade hamburger?
Cooking your hamburger at home means customizing it to your liking. ! In the classic recipe, a hamburger is generally composed of:
- 1 minced steak,
- 2 round breads called “bollos”
- raw vegetables (salad, tomato, onion, pickle)
- ketchup sauce or mayonnaise
The final touch is the lightly sweetened pickles. You can find them in supermarkets under the name “sweet and sour”. Along the same lines, why not bake the bread yourself? To do this, first mix the sugar and yeast with hot water and let it sit. Then add the eggs and melted butter. Then, in a second step, the flour and a little salt. When your dough is homogeneous, divide it into balls. Leave to rest before brushing the bread with beaten egg white and sprinkling with sesame seeds. Finally, put it in the oven!
Which meat to choose?
And the meat will you tell us? For beef burgers, toss the ground beef with a small chopped onion, parsley, salt and pepper to add flavor. Then form cobblestones of the desired size. To finish, cook them in a greased pan for about 2 minutes on each side. Don’t forget to season with salt and pepper! All you have to do is spread your favorite sauce on each half of the bread, then add the meat and filling in between. Are you a fan of growing herbs? Time to put some on your burger! Another possible option is chicken meat. In fact, this lean, low-fat protein is a great alternative to beef. Chicken has the following health benefits:
- vitamins that reduce cholesterol
- phosphorus for teeth and bones
What cheese to put on a hamburger?
You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to what cheese to put on your homemade burger. Among the classics:
- the Cheddar which lends itself perfectly to cooking and combines wonderfully with beef and red onion
- i’American cheesea perfect baking fondant that also turns white, yellow and orange to brighten up your burgers
For the ardent advocates of “made in France” here are different options as delicious among them:
- thin slices of Camembert to get a taste of Normandy
- from Brie for a Parisian burger
- from Raclette cheese to give your hamburger Savoyard accents