This is what you can expect in the article:
- The Significance of Ingredients and Sauces
- Fancy Sauces for Unique Burger Recipes
- Recipe #1: American Truffle Gourmet Burger
- Recipe #2: Spicy Chicken Burger – American Style
- Recipe #3: Exotic Wild Boar Burger
- Recipe #4: American Hash Browns Burger
We at American Heritage love homemade burgers – how could it be any other way? In addition to real American burger classics and fine gourmet burgers, we also have a fondness for unique burger recipes. So that you too can enjoy the exotic burger creations, we have put together 4 unique burger recipes for you in this article, where just reading the individual preparation steps will make your mouth water. But before we fully dedicate ourselves to the exotic recipes for homemade burgers, let's take a general look at the importance of individual ingredients, sauces, and more. After all, the special homemade burgers should not only be unique but also taste great!
Homemade Burgers – the Importance of Ingredients & Sauces
Anyone who chooses to avoid fast food chains and local delivery services in favor of wielding their own cooking skills to unleash their imagination with unique burger creations has a significant advantage: the choice of individual ingredients. With a homemade burger, you alone decide what ends up on the plate in the end. So, high-quality meat and fresh ingredients are almost indispensable when it comes to quality and the excellent taste of the homemade burger. Another important, not to be underestimated factor for the perfect homemade burger is the choice of sauces. The ingredients and meat can be as delicious and well-matched as they come, but without the right sauces, the burger will taste bland and dry. So, if you want to give your homemade burger an intense flavor and that special something, you should definitely also consider the choice of appropriate sauces. By the way, the sauces are not only responsible for the taste but also ensure that the individual ingredients are bound together and adhere to each other so that the homemade burger doesn't fall apart into its individual parts as soon as you take a bite. You should also pay attention to how the individual ingredients harmonize with the respective sauces. An overly dominant sauce will certainly overshadow the taste of the meat and the individual ingredients. From this perspective, the choice of the right burger sauces may seem somewhat complex and daunting – but it's not that bad because, as we all know, tastes vary. With our 4 unique burger recipes, you don't need to worry about choosing the right sauces – we've got that covered for you!
Our Fine Sauces for Unique Burger Recipes
As part of our unique recipes for American gourmet burgers, we recommend some of our most popular sauces and aiolis from Stonewall Kitchen, which will elevate your homemade burger to a whole new level. So say goodbye to traditional ketchup and ordinary mayonnaise. Unique burgers require unique ingredients! And this is where we come in. Before we dive into the recipes for unique burgers, we'd like to briefly introduce you to the respective sauces and aiolis. This way, you can get a rough overview and know which sauce or aioli to confidently reach for in your next burger creation.
- Roasted Garlic Onion Jam – aromatically roasted onions, garlic, pure cane sugar, balsamic and white wine vinegar; sweet taste with intense garlic notes and a pleasant onion aroma
- Truffle Aioli – white truffle oil, black truffles, and a delicate hint of garlic; pleasantly mild in flavor with an aromatic truffle note
- Country Ketchup – fruity tomato chunks, red chili flakes, paprika, garlic, and onions; fruity and slightly spicy ketchup with a unique texture thanks to the included tomato chunks
- Smoky Barbecue Aioli – Dijon mustard, fiery chipotle chilies, maple syrup, and hickory smoke; slightly spicy flavor with smoky-sweet notes
- Habanero Mango Aioli – exotic mangoes, brown sugar, spicy red bell peppers, fiery habanero chilies; slightly fruity-sweet notes with a good kick, ideal for spicy burgers
Now that you're well-informed about our popular burger sauces and aiolis, we'll finally shift our focus in the next section to the unique burger recipes.
#1 American Truffle Gourmet Burger
Kicking off our unique burger recipes is the incredibly delicious (and homemade) Truffle Gourmet Burger. Although the ingredient list is quite manageable, this exotic burger impresses with its mild truffle aroma and unique taste. Here are the ingredients you'll need for a Truffle Gourmet Burger (but we recommend making a few more):
- 200 g ground beef
- 1 slice of cheddar cheese
- 30 g bacon
- 80 g mushrooms
- Olive oil, salt, pepper
- 20 g Truffle Aioli from Stonewall Kitchen
- 20 g Country Ketchup from Stonewall Kitchen
- 1 burger bun (we recommend brioche buns)
Do you have all the ingredients for this unique burger recipe? Then we can start preparing the delicious Truffle Burger right away.
- Cut the mushrooms into slightly thicker strips and drizzle them with some olive oil, salt, and pepper. Then, place the mushrooms in a preheated oven at about 200°C for approximately 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, fry the bacon in a pan until it becomes crispy.
- Shape the ground beef into a uniform burger patty (you can also use a burger press if you prefer) and season it to your liking.
- Sear the burger patty on both sides until it's lightly pink in the center, and place the cheddar cheese on top of the meat to allow it to melt slightly.
- Toast the burger bun briefly in the pan (or it can also be done in a toaster).
- Begin by placing arugula on the bottom burger bun. Then, spread the fruity and spicy Country Ketchup on the arugula (this helps keep the bun crispy and prevents it from getting soaked with ketchup). Now, place the seared burger patty with cheddar cheese on top and garnish it with the fried bacon and roasted mushrooms. In the final step, spread the top burger bun with the creamy Truffle Aioli and place it on your burger – you're done!
We wish you a good appetite and, of course, lots of joy in preparing this unique burger recipe!
#2 Spicy Chicken Burger – American Style
If you like it a bit spicier, the second recipe in our unique burger creations might be just right for you: the Spicy Chicken Burger. While the preparation is somewhat more elaborate than the previous recipe, the sensational taste is definitely worth the effort. For a total of four spicy chicken burgers, you'll need the following ingredients.
For the chicken marinade:
- 200 ml buttermilk
- 2-3 tablespoons Habanero Mango Aioli from Stonewall Kitchen
- 1 teaspoon each of salt, cayenne pepper, garlic powder
For the chicken breading:
- 120 g all-purpose flour
- 30 g cornstarch (we recommend cornstarch)
- 1 teaspoon paprika powder
- 1 teaspoon each of salt, cayenne pepper, garlic powder
- Canola oil for frying
For the Spicy Chicken Burger:
- 600 g chicken breast
- 4 burger buns (we recommend brioche buns)
- Three Pepper Pickles from SuckerPunch
- 8 large iceberg lettuce leaves
- 4 tablespoons Country Ketchup from Stonewall Kitchen
- 6 tablespoons Habanero Mango Aioli from Stonewall Kitchen
- Some butter
Have you already been shopping and gathered all the ingredients – in the finest quality? Then we can start with the individual preparation steps of the Spicy Chicken Burger, which has made it onto our list of unique burger recipes!
- Place the ingredients for the marinade, namely buttermilk, 2-3 tablespoons of Habanero Mango Aioli, and a teaspoon each of salt, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder, in a medium-sized bowl. Mix the ingredients together until you have a homogeneous mixture.
- Cut the chicken breast lengthwise (butterfly cut) to create two halves, and place the chicken pieces in the marinade. Make sure the meat is completely covered and refrigerate the bowl for about 5 hours. If you marinate the chicken pieces overnight, they will absorb even more flavor.
- Mix the dry ingredients for the breading, including flour, cornstarch (we recommend cornstarch), a teaspoon of paprika powder, and a teaspoon each of salt, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder. Add 6-7 teaspoons of the marinade and mix the mixture well with a fork.
- Now, coat the marinated chicken pieces with the breading, making sure that all areas are evenly covered.
- Pour canola oil into a deep pan (preferably a deep frying pan) and heat the oil to about 170°C. If possible, use a thermometer to better control the temperature. Once the oil reaches the desired temperature, carefully place the chicken pieces in the oil using tongs and fry both sides for 3-4 minutes each until the breading is golden brown. Afterward, check if the chicken is fully cooked at the thickest part.
- Take some butter and spread it on the inside of the burger buns, then briefly toast them in the pan.
- Next, place two lettuce leaves on the bottom burger bun for each Spicy Chicken Burger and add a tablespoon of Country Ketchup. Then, place the breaded chicken pieces on your Spicy Chicken Burger and garnish it to your liking with the spicy Three Pepper Pickles from SuckerPunch. Finally, spread about 1.5 tablespoons of the fiery Habanero Mango Aioli on the top burger bun and place it on the burger.
That's it for the Spicy Chicken Burger – American Style! We wish you a lot of fun making it. By the way, you can, of course, enhance this unique burger recipe further with your own ingredients, such as cheese, onions, or tomatoes.
#3 Exotic Recipe – Wild Boar Burger
Many gourmet burgers use beef or chicken for the meat, but the recipe becomes truly exotic when using wild game meat. In this recipe, we'd like to present you with a heavenly version using wild boar meat. For two wild boar burgers, you'll need the following ingredients:
- 300 g wild boar meat
- 2 burger buns
- 100 g Camembert
- 40 g Smoky Barbecue Aioli from Stonewall Kitchen
- 60 g Roasted Garlic Onion Jam from Stonewall Kitchen
- 2-3 onions
- 20 ml olive oil
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 50 g brown sugar
- Bread & Butter Pickles from SuckerPunch
- 100 g lamb's lettuce
- ½ box of cress
- a pinch of salt
If you've purchased all the necessary ingredients for this unique burger recipe, you can start preparing the delicious wild boar burger right away. We'll show you step by step how to make this gourmet burger.
- Peel the onions and cut them into rings. Add olive oil and butter to a pan. Once the butter is completely melted and the pan is sufficiently heated, add the onion rings and season them with a pinch of salt. Let the onions sauté while stirring for about 15 minutes over low heat. Then, stir in the brown sugar until it caramelizes completely.
- Shape the wild boar meat into roughly two equal-sized burger patties and fry them for a few minutes on both sides. Cut the Camembert into four slices and place two of them on each wild boar patty, so the cheese can still melt slightly.
- Toast the inside of the burger buns (previously spread with a little butter) in a pan briefly, and then spread a thin layer of Smoky Barbecue Aioli on the bottom side.
- Place the washed lamb's lettuce and Bread & Butter Pickles on the bottom bun and place the pan-fried wild boar patty with the slightly melted Camembert on top. Next, add the caramelized onions on the meat and generously drizzle the Roasted Garlic Onion Jam over it.
- Finally, garnish the burger with some cress and place the top bun as the lid on top.
We wish you a good appetite, lots of joy in preparing it, and hope that this exotic burger creation can convince you! By the way, the burger also tastes excellent as a vegetarian version. Simply replace the wild boar meat and Camembert with Halloumi cheese for grilling.
#4 Homemade American Hash Browns Burger
Completing our list of exotic burger recipes is the American Hash Browns Burger. The homemade hash browns add a unique texture and a special "crunch" to the burger. This makes the exotic burger a true rarity that excels in taste. For two of these delicious American Hash Browns Burgers, you'll need:
- 400 g ground beef
- 4 large lettuce leaves
- 30 g Smoky Barbecue Aioli from Stonewall Kitchen
- 30 g Country Ketchup from Stonewall Kitchen
- 2 slices of Cheddar cheese
- Kosher Dill Pickles from SuckerPunch
- Two medium waxy potatoes
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- Salt, pepper, olive oil, and some butter
Once you've done your shopping and have all the necessary ingredients for this unique burger recipe, we can get started. Are you ready for the sensational American Hash Browns Burger?
- Peel the potatoes and grate them using a coarse grater. Then, place the grated potatoes in a bowl of warm water and let them soak for about 15 minutes until the starch separates from the potatoes.
- Drain the grated potatoes and place them in a kitchen towel. Wrap the potatoes tightly in the cloth and press out as much liquid as possible. Then, sprinkle the grated potatoes with onion powder and mix everything together.
- Heat a large pan and add some butter and olive oil. Once the butter is completely melted, add the potatoes and spread them out evenly in the pan. When the bottom side is golden brown, flip the potato pancake until the other side is crispy as well. Finally, season with a pinch of salt and some pepper. Fry the second potato pancake the same way.
- Shape the ground beef into two equally sized burger patties and season them to taste with salt and pepper. Fry the burger patties on both sides until they are lightly pink in the center. Then, place the Cheddar cheese on the meat so that it can melt slightly.
- Spread some butter on the inside of the burger buns and toast them in the pan.
- On the bottom of the burger buns, place two leaves of iceberg lettuce and add the Country Ketchup, the Smoky Barbecue Aioli, and the Kosher Dill Pickles. Next, place the burger patty with the melted cheese on your burger. Then, add the fried potato pancake on the meat. Finally, place the toasted top bun on top – and the American Hash Browns Burger is ready!
We wish you lots of joy in making this 'crunchy' exotic burger and a good appetite. You can, of course, let your imagination run wild and expand and refine the unique burger recipe with additional ingredients according to your personal taste.