For Kristen



KAC Bacon Cheeseburger | with Signature Burger Sauce

IT’S ALWAYS GREAT TO HAVE friends who share my same almost obsession with food, and I have one in particular who has the same love for the plain old burger as I. Her name is Kristen, and for the past summer, at the very least, we have been “co-status updating” about our individual burger adventures, not just around and about town, but in our very own kitchens.

We have discussed and compared our lists of our favorite restaurant burgers—among them 5 Napkins, Joy Burger, and the Burger Joint—and she’s kept busy making burgers for herself and her family at home (and sharing her results with wall photos). I’ve been remiss in my home burger-making (save some creative sliders), so after she randomly “poked” me earlier this evening (yes, she’s the only Facebook friend I have who still does that, and I welcome it!), I decided that was the reminder I needed to head to the supermarket for some 85/15 ground beef (vacuum-sealed and on sale, wouldn’t you know), and make a plain and simple (I’ve been accused of over-thinking some of my dishes, but I don’t think anyone cares when I just make a bologna & cheese sandwich) bacon cheeseburger, medium rare, with American cheese, bacon, a slice of raw onion, a leaf of Boston lettuce, a quick and easy burger sauce (tomato paste, mustard, brown sugar, worcestershire sauce, cider vinegar, garlic powder, chili powder, cayenne pepper, a pinch of nutmeg, fresh cracked pepper, and salt—yes, quick and easy!), and sandwiched into a buttered, toasted (to a charred edge, for extra texture and smokiness), poppy seed egg bun.

With a side of Utz’s ruffled potato chips, the final constructed behemoth of a burger was, simply, delicious, reminding me the my favorite burgers are my own, the only food, meal or dish I can say that about!




Kristen, you’re up…!

Bun Apple Tea!

.kac.


KAC Bacon Cheeseburger | with Signature Burger Sauce



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