Better Butter Burger

Total Time:
2 hr 40 min
Prep:
30 min
Inactive:
2 hr
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

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Ingredients
  • Compound Butter:
  • 1 pound (4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh basil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Roasted Garlic Aioli:
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 11 small cloves garlic, roasted and chopped
  • Burgers:
  • 2 pounds fresh ground beef or four 8-ounce Angus beef patties
  • 4 slices cheese
  • 4 large burger buns
Directions

For the compound butter: Stir together the butter, basil, parsley, tarragon, cayenne and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Spoon the mixture onto a piece of plastic wrap in a 6-inch-long mound. Fold the plastic wrap over the mixture to enclose it, and roll it to form a log about 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Chill until firm, about 2 hours.

For the roasted garlic aioli: Blend the mayonnaise, lime juice, paprika, cayenne, cumin and garlic in a food processor until smooth.

For the burgers: Preheat the oven to broil.

Form the ground beef into 4 patties. Stuff a slice of the compound butter inside each and broil the burgers to the desired doneness. Add another slice of the butter to the top of each burger, followed by a slice of cheese. Broil briefly, just until the cheese melts.

Serve on buns with a small mound of the aioli on top of the cheese.

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and may have been scaled down from a bulk recipe. The Food Network Kitchens have not tested it for home use and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.

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