Let’s dig right into this recipe. These meat patties are incredibly juicy and full of flavors. Pair them with a nutritious green salad, and you have a healthy, filling meal that becomes a perfect summer dinner dish.
Although it seems easy to make meat patties, if not seasoned enough or mixed in with the right ingredients, they can quickly become either tasteless or dry. Make burgers with meat packed with a good amount of fat content if you want your patties to be juicy. Use either ground pork—my favorite—or ground beef that contains at least 20% of fat. At home, I always use ground pork that I buy directly from our local farmers market—I like to know the source of my food—and you can taste the difference in freshness.
In this recipe, we rely on five simple ingredients that give these patties a creamy and delicious taste: a soft and sophisticated cheese like Brie; the wonderful aroma of garlic; the mild nutty taste of roasted and ground kernel seeds; the richness of an egg and simple seasonings of salt and pepper.
These burgers taste best with a fresh salad. I love to combine the sweetness of romaine lettuce with a few dandelion greens—it will cancel out all its bitterness yet you get all the health benefits of this important vegetable. The capers, shallots, and a tad of vinegar keep the salad fresh with the right amount of punchiness. Top it off with some extra virgin olive oil, and you have the perfect meal!