Cafe Hamburger


A French style hamburger that was really tasty. I would try to buy nice quality ground beef (ground sirloin if possible) for this recipe. Some good brioche buns too!

Café Hamburger

Serves 2


½ red onion, finely chopped

½ cup water

½ tsp. ground coriander

1 Tbsp. butter

2 Tbsp. oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped

2 Tbsp. capers

3 cornichons

2 Tbsp. tarragon

¼ cup parsley

¾ lb. ground sirloin

1 Tbsp. canola oil

1 oz. parmesan, cut into ribbons

2 hamburger buns, toasted

1 dill pickle, cut into ribbons


In a small saucepan stir together onion and water. Add coriander and butter, season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to medium-low and simmer for about 30 minutes. Set marmalade aside. In a mini food processor mix together tomatoes, capers, cornichons, tarragon, and parsley. Add this mixture to ground sirloin and mix everything together lightly adding a bit more salt and pepper. Form patties, ¾ inch thick. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add oil. When oil is hot add patties cooking them 2-3 minutes each side. Top immediately with parmesan cheese when cooked. Spread the bottom buns with onion marmalade and dill pickles. Place patties on bun and enjoy.

Inspired by Around My French Table


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