Mini Burgers With Ramen

homemade ramen burger

It’s almost July 4th, so obviously the only rational thing for us to do was hit up some of our favorite chefs for exclusive burger recipes for the big day. You can only get them on TNP, so we basically expect everyone’s safari/firefox tabs to be populated by potato-head recipes all week.

Next up is Jamie Bissonnette (chef/owner of New York and Boston favorite, Toro) with a burger-ramen hyrid. Where can you possibly go wrong?

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MINI Burgers with Ramen

Makes 6 Burgers

Courtesy of Jamie Bissonnette, Toro

12 oz Dry Aged Beef, Ground

6 Martins Potato Rolls, 2oz

2 cups Ramen Mayo, recipe to follow

1 cup Pickled Mustard Seeds, recipe to follow

1 head Little Gem Lettuce

3 slices Yellow American cheese

1 Instant Ramen, spicy seafood flavor

¼ cup Chili threads

Open the ramen.  Take the seaweed packet (not the soup base powder), and add this to the meat. Mix to combine. Form the meat into six 2 oz patties. Reserve.

Ramen Mayo:

Take 2 cups of your favorite aioli recipe or store-bought mayo, and add the soup powder from the ramen packet.  Season with ¼ of a lime, zest and juice. Add 2 Tbsp. Sliced Scallions. Reserve.

Pickled Mustard Seeds:

1 cup Yellow mustard seeds

3 cups Water

2 cups Rice wine vinegar

2 cups Sugar

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan. Bring to a simmer, and let cook just below the boil for 1 hour. Cool in the liquid.

Burgers:

Season the meat on both sides, with salt and fresh black pepper.

Grill or pan fry to desired doneness. I like Medium Rare to Medium.

While the burgers are grilling, toast the potato rolls on the grill.

Crumble the instant ramen, and put a tablespoon of the crumble on the bottom of the burger roll.

Remove the burgers and place on top of the crumbled ramen on the bottom bun.

Top the burger with ½ of a slice of the cheese, then with the mustard seed.  On the other side of the roll, place a piece of lettuce, some mayo, and chili thread.

*For Recipe #1 of our July 4th Burger Countdown (Daniel Holzman’s Turkey Burger) Click Here

*For Recipe #3 of our July 4th Burger Countdown (Edi and the Wolf’s Wolfburger) Click Here

*For Recipe #4 of our July 4th Burger Countdown (Amanda Freitag’s Turkey Burger) Click Here

*For Recipe #5 of our July 4th Burger Countdown (TNP’s Essential Burger) Click Here

*Photographed by Alli Shepherd