The Perfect Pairing for the 4th of July!
July 4th weekend calls for lots of fun, fireworks, and of course, delicious food & drinks. If you’re in search of the perfect meal to whip up for the upcoming holiday, we’ve got you covered. Our team challenged our friends over at Back Forty Beer Company to create the perfect pairing and what they came up with has our mouth watering! We’ve included the recipe for a delicious homemade Back Forty burger below that we highly recommend pairing with Hop Tosh West Coast IPA.
A classic, 2-patty dinner style burger, done right with high quality ingredients. At the brewery, they make the pickles and the aioli that goes on the burger. These two things can be made at home, but they have simplified it for you to make at the house.
FOR THE BURGER:
- 4 Brioche Buns
- 2 Ground Beef 80/20
- 8 Slices of American Cheese
- 1 Jar of Wicked Dills from Wickle’s
- 1 Onion, thinly sliced
FOR THE AIOLI:
- 2 Cups Dukes Mayo
- Juice of 2 lemons
- 2 Clove of Garlic
Place the garlic and lemon juice in a blender, turn on low, working your way to high. Add this mixture to the Dukes Mayonnaise, stir and adjust seasoning with salt if necessary. This will keep in your refrigerator for up to a week.
To make the burger patties, we use 4-oz patties at the brewery, but if you are more comfortable using a larger patty, go for it! We prefer to cook the burgers in a heavy cast iron pan, to make sure we get a good sear on the burger. Season the burgers with salt and black pepper, then cook to your desired temperature. Place the burgers on a rack. *If cooking on a grill, cooking a 4oz burger is a little more challenging with the rack, so we would recommend going with an 8oz patty. Make sure to add the cheese before pulling the burgers out of the cast iron of off the grill to allow the cheese to melt.
To assemble, toast your burger buns, I recommend using a brioche bun as it will hold up to the juiciness of the burger and not get soggy. Spread aioli on the bottom bun, cover the aioli with pickles, place the burgers on top, and then add a few slices of very thin raw onion slices, the thinner the better. Serve with your favorite side dish, Cheers!