RICHMOND, Va (WTVR) - It's "National Hamburger Day" Allison Benevento, from Wonder Bread, takes the beloved classic burger up a few notches with two delicious variations, one using bacon and onions, the other is a Tex-Mex Style. Find out more information at www.facebook.com/wonderbread
o The first burger is the Caramelized Bacon Burger. This is a great burger because it is a simple burger that offers action-packed taste.
o To start off, we have some Wonder hamburger buns, bacon, ground beef, a little bit of salt, pepper and some Muenster cheese.
o Here I have some already cooked bacon.
o What I did was cook this bacon in the oven for about 25 minutes. I flipped it half way through and sprinkled some brown sugar, let it cook for the remaining 10 minutes and sprinkled the other side with the remaining brown sugar. This will give the bacon a nice glaze and the overall burger a slightly sweet taste.
o I have already formed the ground beef patties, each one about ½ inch thick and seasoned with just salt and pepper.
o You can pan fry the patties like I am doing, in a skillet for 8 to 10 minutes, depending on how you liked your burgers cooked, or you can also grill the burgers if you wanted to throw a back yard BBQ.
o Once the patties are done cooking, I am going to place them on the buns; top the patties with cheese and add the caramelized bacon on top.
o Now you have a delicious burger that is packed with sweet and salty flavors. Adding both flavors into one dish is really becoming a favorite with top chefs and home cooks.
The next recipe is the Tex Mex Burger
o Now the Tex Mex Burger is packed with flavor and allows you switch up the normal burger routine and turn it up a couple notches.
o This burger is one of my favorite burgers-- offering a ton of flavor and a little kick --It is delicious!
o I have already prepared these patties. For seasoning I have combined lime juice, cumin, chili powder, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper. I have formed them in to ½ inch thick patties, but if you want to go all out for hamburger day, make it double!
o Depending on how you like your burgers, cook them on each side for about 5 minutes.
o Before I take them off, I am actually going to add the cheese slices on to the patties and let it melt on the burger.
o While the burgers are finishing up and the cheese is melting, I am going to toast the hamburger buns.
o Once everything is prepared, I am going to spread about a tablespoon of sour cream on to each roll, place burgers on and garnish with jalapeno pepper jelly.