Kicked up burger by Chef G. Garvin

1 Lb ground beef
Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
2 teaspoons chopped garlic
2 teaspoons chopped shallots
2 teaspoons chopped fresh Italian Parsley
¼ teaspoon salt
Pinch cayenne pepper
1 egg
1 teaspoon + 1 pinch of black pepper
2 Tablespoons bread crumbs
5 Tablespoons olive oil
3 Sourdough hamburger buns
3 Tablespoons mayonnaise
3 teaspoons Dijon mustard
3 slices tomato
For Avocado Burger: 1 avocado (peeled, pitted and sliced), 6 slices of onions, 6 slices Gruyere cheese
For Bacon Burger: 9 slices bacon (fried crisp), 6 slices blue cheese
For Prosciutto Burger: 3 slices prosciutto, 3 slices blue cheese, 3 fresh basil leaves


  1. In a large glass bowl combine ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, shallot, parsley, salt and cayenne pepper. Add egg and 1 teaspoon black pepper; mix well. Add bread crumbs and mix again. Take one-third of meat mixture, roll it into a ball, then pat it down into a patty. Repeat to make two more patties.
  2. In a sauté pan heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add patties to pan. When one side is cooked half-way through, flip the burgers so the other side can cook.
  3. Open 3 sourdough buns and spread 1 tablespoon mayonnaise and 1 teaspoon mustard on each bun. Sprinkle with a pinch of black pepper. Place a burger on the bottom of each bun. Add desired burger toppings and the tops of the buns.

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