I’m a big fan of bagels, and unfortunately I do not eat enough of them. That’s probably a good thing, right? When I do go out for a bagel, my default is always, always the everything bagel. I don’t even think of other bagels to be quiet honest with you. I recently did steer away from the everything not too long ago when I made the Asiago Jalapeno Bacon Burger, and that got me thinking… ‘Why the heck did I not do the Everything Burger?’. The Asiago Jalapeno burger was so darn good, I knew that the Everything Bagel Burger would be even better, and gosh darn it, I was right!
Let’s get started.
- 1 Everything Bagel, sliced
- 1/2 pound of ground chuck
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
- 2 slices American cheese
- pickles, optional
That’s it. Simple and straight forward.
As I typically make burgers on the stove on a large cast iron skillet, I decided to make a batch of burgers for the family on the grill to get a bit more of a smokey flavor, however you go which route you want when cooking your burger.
Start by forming the ground chuck into a patty. Lightly press your thumb in the middle of the patty to make an indentation.
Next season both sides of the patty with the salt and pepper.
Cook your patty to your desired temperature, I go medium, and when they are about done, top with the American cheese, cover, and let the cheese melt for a minute or so.
Add the burger to the Everything bagel, and top with a pickle. You can jazz your’s up the way you want it, but I liked mine plain and let the awesome seasoning of the minced onion and garlic, the sesame and poppy seeds, along with the additional salt shine.
Was this a great burger? Heck yeah, and I’m getting ready to say farewell to the standard burger bun as well. Hope you enjoy!