Once summer is over and the nights begin to get cooler I crave a hearty burger. Tasty ground beef, 80% lean, fashioned into a burger, cloaked with complementary flavors and encased in a quality bun. That’s our recipe for today folks, a Hearty Burger with Soppressata. A very filling burger that will likely push your appetite to its limits but leave with you with a smile on your face.
This is a simple burger recipe really, with a couple of twists.
- The beef patty is flanked by slices of soppressata
- Tomatoes are diced and mixed with scallions, tomato ketchup and mustard to create a relish.
The bun is a potato bun, topped with butter lettuce, the beef patty is 8 oz, so not the burger for finicky eaters.
It’s unusual, I know, but a great combination of flavors. If you’re a lover of burgers and also enjoy charcuterie, a Hearty Burger with Soppressata will be just what the doctor ordered.
Finding the ingredients for this burger will be easy. However, you might not have a choice as to whether you use sweet or spicy soppressata. Thankfully, either works fine, so just grab whatever you find first.
If you are unable to find potato buns there are many substitutes, just make sure whichever you choose can stand up to the job of cradling an 8 oz burger and its tasty partners.
This is a juicy burger that requires a quickly thought out eating method. I’ll admit it, it’s a messy meal, but don’t let that put you off, messy can be good.
I don’t usually serve anything alongside this Hearty Burger with Soppressata. It’s hearty, therefore the need for a side is unlikely. Notwithstanding it’s ample portions you might still want to go with a side. If that is that case, I caution you to serve modest portions.