It’s finally here! Can y’all believe it? This is a huge day for me and I honestly couldn’t be more excited, because the cookbooks I’ve been working on for almost 6 months are finally live and available to all of you! Each one is designed to give you the techniques and context you need to not only master the foods the books are about, but to become a more versatile and thoughtful home cook all around.
To order your own copy of Chris Loves Burgers, Chris Loves Tacos & Chris Loves Wings, you can visit our shop and get them now. :)
In celebration of the book launch, we also wanted to give a few previews of some recipes inside the books throughout the day today. As we’ve talked about, the recipes contained in these books are great, but more important are the techniques. So to learn more about the recipes I’ll share today, as well as all the tips that make them awesome, be sure to visit the shop and order your own digital copies. You can download them immediately and be on your way to mastering your kitchen!
The burger I’d like to share with you is based on my favorite sandwich, the Reuben. Appropriately called “The Reuben Burger,” this little gem is delicious and juicy, with perfectly balanced flavors. Enjoy, and be sure to check back for two more preview recipes today!
The Reuben Burger
- 85/15 ground beef - 1lb
- Rye bread - 6 slices
- Pastrami - 1/2 lb
- Swiss cheese - 6 slices
- Thousand island dressing
- Salt & pepper
Prepare the burger patty
- Mix the ground beef with a couple pinches each of salt and pepper. form the burgers into patties the shape of your bread and cook until done, either on the grill or on a flat top griddle. During the last minute of cooking, place two slices of Swiss cheese on each patty so it melts slightly.
Make the burger
- Brush the rye bread on each side with a little olive oil and grill or toast until each piece browns.
- Spread a generous amount of thousand island dressing on one side of each piece of bread and assemble the burgers as follows:
- Bread>thousand island>burger patty>Swiss cheese>pastrami (divide the pastrami evenly between the burgers)>sauerkraut>more thousand island>bread.
- Cut in half and devour.