April 27, 2020
The classic hamburger is a staple. Lean protein, tasty, tangy toppings and a fluffy bun (not to mention a side of crispy fries!) is a meal a lot of us crave.
While it’s easy enough to make your own burger patties with ground beef, butcher shop-made chuck burger patties are a way to speed your meal prep—or to serve the whole family easily.
Co-op’s store-made chuck burger patties are made with freshly-ground meat like chuck that is a little higher in fat. This fat content keeps the burger moist whether you choose to grill it on the barbecue or sear it in a pan on the stovetop.
Co-op butcher-made chuck burger patties have a completely different flavour from most ready-made and frozen burger patties. The freshly ground meat, and signature meat blend make for a fresher tasting patty, and the careful blending and pressing technique ensures the patty stays together without becoming tough after cooking.
Much like a fine steak, you can add a couple of things to your burger to really give it that steakhouse touch; think caramelized onions, a crumble of blue cheese, or a smear of tangy, creamy goat cheese.
We’ll start you out with our always popular Classic Cheeseburger recipe. Take things up a notch with these Montreal Steak Spice Burgers with Caramelized Onions & Goat Cheese. Want something just for the kids, or a burger that can be easily served as a gluten-free meal? Meet the Pizza Smashburger! Of course you can also serve our chuck burger patties on their own, with a side of salad as a light and easy lunch or evening meal.
Cheeseburger Wedge Salad
4 lean ground chuck patties
salt and pepper, to taste
1 head iceberg lettuce
1/2 cup grated aged cheddar or crumbled blue cheese
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
ranch, green goddess or blue cheese dressing, to taste
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
In a large skillet set over medium-high heat, cook the burger patties, sprinkling with salt and pepper, for 5 minutes per side, or until cooked through. (Cover the pan with a lid or foil to help cook them through.)
Cut the head of lettuce into thick wedges and top with a burger patty, grated cheddar and tomatoes, drizzle with dressing and sprinkle with bacon.
It’s your weekly trip to the store and you’re trying to decide what kind of beef to get.
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