Back with another Bob’s Burgers burger recipe. Who would have thought a cookbook based on a cartoon has some of the best burger recipes around, I WOULD HAVE. I would consider this burger fancy, I mean it involves a red wine reduction so pull out your fancy napkins and dive in.
1 LB Thick-cut Bacon
2 Small Onions, finely chopped
2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
3 TBSP Butter
2 Roma Tomatoes, diced
1 1/2 Cups Red Wine, I like the Dark Horse red blend
1 LB Ground Beef
4 oz Bleu Cheese, diced
1 Bunch Red Swiss Chard, stalks removed & leaves cut into thick ribbons
1 TBSP Olive Oil
Let’s Get Cooking
Cook the bacon on the stove top or in the oven, until crispy
Saute the onions and garlic with 2 TBSP of butter over MED heat. Cook until the onions are translucent.
In the same pan, add in the tomatoes + wine and bring the mixture to a boil. Let it cook down for about 2 minutes, then lower the heat and bring to a simmer. Stir occasionally, and after about 5 minutes stir in the other TBSP of butter. Continue to simmer until the reduction thickens, enough to cover the back of a spoon, about 20 minutes. Pour through a straining into a bowl to remove the solids, set the red wine reduction aside.
Fold in the bleu cheese into the beef and gently form into 4 patties. Press a thumb gently into one side of the patty, creating a small indent. Season both sides with salt + pepper. The cheese may ooze a little so be careful flipping.
Saute the chard leaves with a bit of olive oil over MED heat. Add salt and stir continuously until wilted.
Toast the buns and then it’s time to build:
Bottom Bun – Burger – Bacon – Sautéed Chard – Red Wine Reduction – Top Bun
The things that I always reach for when I am feeling down is cartoons and food. It’s only fitting that one of my favorite cartoons is Bob’s Burgers. I have the cookbook based off the show and it has some of the best burgers out there! So due to us being stuck inside and down in the dumps I thought I would share one of my new favorites from the cookbook!
1/2 lbs Bacon
1 lbs Ground Beef
1/3 lbs Brussel Sprouts, thinly sliced
1/4 cup Shelled Pistachios, roughly chopped
Green Leaf Lettuce
Let’s Get Cooking
Cook the bacon on the store in a large frying pan over low heat. Cook bacon until it’s crispy (But not too crispy). I diced up the bacon but you can also keep it in full strips.
While bacon is cooking, thinly slice the brussel sprouts and chop the pistachios.
Remove bacon from the pan and throw the sliced brussel sprouts into the bacon fat. Increase the heat to medium high.
As the sprouts start to brown, add the pistachios and stir. Remove from heat and set aside.
Season beef with salt and pepper. Form patties and cook burgers in the same pan to desire doneness, I prefer medium-rare but you do you.
To build the burger I recommend following the Bob’s Burgers Cookbook to a T. This is how to build your burgerss:
Bottom bun, Lettuce, Burger, Bacon, Brussel Sprout mixture, sour cream, and top bun.
The whole family loved this burger, personally, the sour cream just tied it all together. You also don’t feel so bad about eating a giant burger when there are some brussel sprouts on it!
The burger also goes amazingly well with homemade fries, which are coming in a blog post soon!
Let me know if you try this burger out and what you think! If they go well I am happy to share more of the amazing recipes.