Variations on Furry’s Quick Stove Comfort Burger

Below is a basic recipe that I use for when I have to put something together quickly that qualifies as comfort food for the odd occasion when you know that a dish can lift the spirits of a despondent guest.

The amounts of spices can and should be severely altered based on your palette and those fo your guests. There are also a couple of options included as to the ingredients based on what’s available at your grocers/butchers or to specifically cater to your taste.

  • 450g Lean Ground Beef (if possible 80% lean)
  • 450g Ground Lean Pork
  • 150g ground Brisket AND OR Ground Bacon
  • 1/3 cup of Goats Milk Cheese OR Blue Cheese
  • 1 cup Jalapeños (seeds in or out)
  • 5 tea spoons of Coarse Black Pepper
  • 2 tea spoons of Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 tea spoon Paprika
  • 1/3 cup freshly cut Arugula OR freshly cut Basil
  • After mixing the burger ingredients, cook on low to medium heat to cook the ground meats thoroughly, then raise temperature at end to better seal and fortify the structure.
  • Do not worry about drying out the meat as if it was on a grill for closing the lid on your pan will keep the moisture where it belongs
  • Place favourite cheese onto of burger in the last 1-2 mins of cook time, and pour in a very small amount of water onto the pan to allow the cheese to better melt because of the steam (thinly sliced applewood cheddar pictured here)
  • Toast favourite bun in separate oven if possible (either with source of fat or not) and place with desired toppings and condiments