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Home Cooked: Angus Burger -lesson learned on accepting variety

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If there is one thing i learned in the past few years, it’s that reality means variety

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JAMS Food & Co. makes available delicious Angus beef products in Manila. We were lucky enough to have tried their Angus tapa, and realizing how good they were, we were excited to give their burgers a try.

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grilled with with white onions on hubby’s favorite iron cast grill, preparing was such a cinch!

After thawing the burger patties overnight in the refrigerator, evenly season with salt and pepper on both sides. Other seasonings and spices such as paprika, cayenne pepper, lea & perrins, or BBQ sauce, can be added as well…but we like ours plain.

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Cook either over an open flame or stove top -make sure the grill or pan is hot, clean and oiled before placing the seasoned burger patties on medium heat. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side. Make sure you DO NOT press down on the patties and only flip the patty ONCE.

While hubby was grilling, i was preparing the buns and sides.

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I love cheese on my beef burgers
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That day, we had a pack of brie in the fridge so i decided to use the soft cheese

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And since my search for nice deli burger buns had been futile…I decided to use a substitute –the English muffin.

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I like doing things a certain way and deviations from tried and tested methods are usually unwelcome…I like knowing what I’m getting and i don’t like relying on flukes

Unfortunately, life has propelled me to groups of people who have the same principles and demeanor as i do. Only recently have i had the experience of having to deal with deviations, and boy has it been a steep learning curve I’ve had to crawl my way through

patience…a valuable lesson learned on accepting variety….now getting back to our burgers…

It didn’t take long before the wonderful smell of grilled Angus beef filled the kitchen

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My burger was topped with brie, grilled onions, fresh local tomatoes, yellow mustard and a side of baby dill

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Hubby is not fond of sweet pickles and had slices of jalapenos on his burger creation instead

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The angus beef burger was just perfect!

The grilled taste of the patty giving way to soft juicy ground Angus…

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So you see, just because the things you want are not available, does not mean the end product will not be as great…and just because people don’t do things in the manner you do them does not mean the end of the world, they probably just don’t know any better…well, most of the time at least…

…life is full of varieties and personalities and the earlier you accept that, the earlier you will stop fussing about the details and start enjoying the big picture!

-like this juicy English muffin clad Angus burger…go figure!
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April 17, 2013 - Posted by | Affair to remember, Freebies, Gastronomic experience, Home Cooked | , , , , , ,


  1. looks soooooooo goooooooood!!!!!! 🙂 will have to try this out some time.

    Comment by RJ | April 25, 2013 | Reply

  2. Love this post dra. mitzi! 😀 Sorely needed this advice too. hehehe. You’re still the best chief ever. And your blog still rocks. I hope you win again! Hope to see you soon! 🙂

    Comment by kayfishmd | May 18, 2013 | Reply

    • Kaye you’re too kind! Thanks for all the support!

      Comment by mrs lavendula | May 19, 2013 | Reply

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