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21.4.06

Hamburgers: beetroot or no beetroot?

The debate rages.

8 comments:

jo said...

Having just polished off a half buffalo burger half beef burger garnished with organic red onion slices, sliced meunster cheese and a slight bit of boursin smeared on the newly toasted organic French roll....I can officially say.

DAMN! no beetroot.

Beetroot is meant to be roasted in serious kick @ss olive oil with sea salt and pepper and eaten as a snack. No garnishment...no beef. I mean...come on!

Selwyn said...

Definately you need beetroot for a great burger.

Grilled pineapple too.=)

But DEFINATELY beetroot!

Sue said...

There is still space in the world for a good ol fashioned greasy spoon hamburger with the lot. A sunny fried egg, a pickled perfect purple staining beetroot, patty of dubious origin oozing oil, tomato, lettuce, bacon and a white bread bun.

Sara said...

having never had beets on a buger, i would definatly give it a try. but jo has a good point - there's not much better than a roasted beet with salt and pepper.

Dr. Alice said...

I like pickled beets just fine, but I don't know about them on burgers - though I'd give it a try, I suppose. I'm partial to lettuce, tomato and Thousand Island dressing myself.

As for the burgers with the 'kitchen sink' on top, I stay away from them - what's the point of a good burger if it's loaded down with 17 other things on top?

lucette said...

Beets on burgers? why not? I just read a recipe for burgers with raw grated potato mixed in--another bizarre but possibly tasty idea.

jo said...

Oh lord....no beets on my burgers.
Beets are finger food when roasted as above, never, NEVER on a burger.
I'm half beef half buffalo, French roll, split, lightly coated in butter and grilled gently until the butter melts and the edges start to get light brown, mayo(prevents the beef juice from making the bun too soggy and falling apart before completion as well as mixing with the beef juices to make a lovely combo), meunster or swiss or provolone or smoked cheese or boursin or - well cheese in general, sliced red onion and that my friends is it.

jo said...

I just need to reiterate......you know, in case I was unclear the first time....