How to Make a Father's Day Tie Burger

Let's face it: Dad probably doesn't want — or need — another tie this year. Unless that tie is made out of ground beef ...

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©Food Network 2016

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©Food Network 2016

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©Food Network 2016

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©Food Network 2016

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©Food Network 2016

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©Food Network 2016

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©Food Network 2016

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©Food Network 2016

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©Food Network 2016

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©Food Network 2016

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©Food Network 2016

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©Food Network 2016

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©Food Network 2016

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©Food Network 2016

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©Food Network 2016

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell ©Food Network 2016

A Dish for Dad's Day

So many of us give our dads ties on Father's Day, and many of them never ever wear ties. This year, please make the man a burger instead (unless he's vegetarian, of course). And make the burger in the shape of a tie, because it’s Father's Day, after all. Get creative with the bun setup. This one has spicy ketchup and cheddar stripes.

 

By Heather Ramsdell for Food Network Kitchen

Step 1

Add some adobo sauce from a can of chipotles in adobo to some ground beef. (Leaner beef will hold a shape better.)

Step 2

Measure a hoagie roll on a piece of parchment. This is how long your burger tie will be. Flip the parchment over.

Step 3

Lay some ground beef on there.

Step 4

Use a bench scraper or a spatula to shape the sides of the burger. Be especially careful to make a good point.

Step 5

Make a knot out of more ground beef. This is a double Windsor.

Step 6

More shaping.

Step 7

Salt, of course, because a properly seasoned burger is another way to say "I love you, Dad."

Step 8

Use the parchment to flop your tie burger, salt-side down, onto an oiled and preheated griddle or super-giant frying pan.

Step 9

More seasoning for the other side.

Step 10

Let it cook like a normal burger.

Step 11

While it cooks, mix adobo sauce from canned chipotles in adobo into some ketchup and put it in a squeeze bottle.

Step 12

Make a burger setup with lettuce, tomatoes, spicy ketchup, etc., on your hoagie roll.

Step 13

Flip your burger, using two spatulas, and arrange some strips of cheese at a 45-degree angle to make stripes.

Step 14

Add ketchup pinstripes.

Step 15

Then add mustard pinstripes.

Ready to Wear ...

... er, eat. Serve the burger with pickles, Dad's favorite chips and, of course, a tall, cold one. 

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