Homemade Cumin and Coriander Flavored (Meat) Burger + Pickled Onions

Pickled Onion "Challas/ Sallas"

What represents Summer better than grilling a burger? Every "grill party" that I have been to all three summers here, had a signature burger on the menu by host/hostess. So this is kin of my signature burger , which i have developed for some time...
Coriander , cumin flavored burger patties , on toasted bun , with mayo-ketchup base , layered with tomato (no greens please ) pan fried turkey bacon , and topped with pickled onion( a modern name for our good old kerala style challas/sallas)..Wanna Come over for a "grill party"???

Home made Beef Burger+ Pickled Onion

Hows your weekends coming along? For us , Friday evening till Saturday midnight is like an elongated day , with a lil patch of night here and there. Less sleep , awesome food,  more fun with friends and family. Last Saturday after the lil party at aunt's place with awesome straight from the grill food , nobody could even move , still we manage to sneak out for a " second show mallu movie", a totally hilarious one...Oh yeah we have a malayalam theatre nearby and never miss any new ones, something I never used to do back in India..

Home made Beef Burger+Turkey Bacon

Recipe for Homemade Beef/Chicken Burger patties Flavored with Cumin and Coriander
Serves - 4 ( if 2 for each)
Makes -8-10 patties
Total Time - 30 minutes.+ an hour for preparation.

Ingredients:-
Ground Meat/Minced Meat - 2.5 lb ( Beef , chicken , Turkey or Pork. I used 85-15 Ground Beef)
Minced garlic or garlic powder - 1 tea spoon
Minced Onions or Onion powder - 2 tea spoon
Ground coriander - 1/2 tea spoon
Ground Cumin - 1/2 tea spoon
Ground Black pepper - 1/4 to 1/2 tea spoon or as you like it.
Salt to taste
Oil - a drizzle

For glazing(optional) :- mix lemon juice , soy or red wine vinegar with a lil Steak sauce)

Directions:-
In a large bowl , mix ground meat with all the other ingredients . Divide into 8-10 orange sized balls balls and form patties (wet your hands with a lil water or oil , take an orange sized ball and press it lightly on your palm with the other hand.Shape the sides and arrange it on a tray) Refrigerate till you are ready to grill;at least for an hour. You can make it any size you want. 
Heat the grill to medium , lightly brush it with olive oil or any oil , place the patties on the grill , and cook each side for 10 -12 minutes plus , turning them a few times and lightly brushing  it with the glaze.  
10-12 minutes on each side is  for well done, and since i hate to see any pink inside i cook for this much time and you can adjust the cooking time as you want.

In the last 2 minutes , put a piece of cheese slice on top of the patty and let it melt. Mean while arrange everything to layer the burger.

If you don't have a grill ( I normally use george foreman indoor grill) , do this in a cast iron pan on stove top.

Layering the Burger ( mix and match to make your own)
Mayo + Ketchup - 1 cup ( mix equal qty of mayo and ketchup in a small bowl)
Turkey Bacon - 1 for each burger so total 8-10 (pan fry it for 2-3 minutes)
Sliced Tomato - 1 for each burger
American cheese or any cheese.
A spoon full of pickled onion ( recipe below)
Burger Buns - 4 

Lightly toast the burger buns ( pan or grill). Spread a spoon of mayo - ketchup on the base. Place a piece of sliced tomato , then the burger patties with melted cheese , , then broken turkey bacon pieces and top with pickled onion. Here You go !!! Have a Bite , Njoy!!!

Home made burger + Pickled Onion - vazhayila

Recipe for Pickled Onion ( challas or sallas we serve back in Kerala with cutlets)

Red onion thinly sliced - 2 
Lemon juice or vinegar - 2 table spoon
Salt to taste
Chopped green chiles - 1

In a small bowl , mix red onions , salt and lemon juice . Squeeze it with your hands as you mix it to release maximum juice to the bowl. Mix well. Add chopped green chiles. keep in the refrigerator and serve chilled.

Home made Beef Burger+ Pickled Onion

Good day all,
Sarah

60 comments:

Rookie Qookie said...

I loved the Burger combo..gud one..will bookmark it :)

Torviewtoronto said...

beautifullly done pickle delicious

julie said...

wow..Thats an yum yum beef burger recipe!!nice with sallas..indeed a G8 combo!

Vatsala. said...

Delicious. Liked the colour of pickled onion. First time here. Glad to follow you. Hope you will visit me too.
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Biny Anoop said...

Wow sarah....burger looking perfect for any season....love the pickled onions too...nice clicks

Suja said...

Can have this any time,looks super delicious,love the pickled onions..

An Open Book said...

those onions look divine...i am on a diet starting today and gosh these are making me drool..i will have 2 wait another week till i can be all gluttonous :)

Happy Cook / Finla said...

Ha ha reading sallas brought a huge nostalgic smile, al most every sunday we had them with or without cutlets.
The burgers look so so good.

Treat and Trick said...

Juicy and yummy! Love that pickled onion....

Justbeanme said...

Sarah The pictures are sooooo great... i loved ur burger recipe.. will try it sometime soon!! The show-stopper is Ur pickled onion.. wht a color ...
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DD said...

looks very tempting :)
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Jay said...

super fab..I have added this to my must try folder dear..:)

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Basic Meatloaf Recipe said...

Nice blog posting. It's really helpful for me. Thanks.

Angie's Recipes said...

This looks super delicious!

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Delicious and wonderful !! loved the color of pickled onion !!

CookingCourses said...

These look great. I love homemade burgers - they taste so much better. Thanks for the recipe!

Priya said...

Nothing will beat homemade burgers, both burger and pickled onions looks fantastic..

Sobha Shyam said...

Wow..the burger looks great..homemade is one really nice and healthy :)..pickled onions looks lovely..clicks are amazing :)

Deepti said...

tempting burger combo

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Gayathri Ramdas Sreekanth said...

sarah..this is sooo gorgeous,,! loved ur arrangement n the pics are as usual mindblowing..to top a recipe of pickled onions yayy! bookmarked !

Suman Singh said...

Wow..I am craving some burger now..looks so yum and the pictures are mind-blowing..

Shanavi said...

This is so mouthwatering ,I can replace the beef with chicken/lamb..Super droolicious

Madhura Manoj said...

Superb!! Looks so good.
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divya said...

ooh, yum, looks so inviting :)

Preeti Kashyap said...

i love the clicks! awesome!

Sarah said...

this is totally yumm! Its been a long time since I made some burgers! and this is so tempting!

Plateful said...

Sure...count me in Sarah! Don't wanna miss an opportunity to taste your delicious homemade goodies ;) Super aayittundu...those pinkish onions are such a beauty.

Sharmilee! :) said...

This sounds and looks very appealing, yum burger and beautiful clicks

Muraligeetham said...

so tempting..I love burgers anytime...nice pics also.

S.Menaga said...

looks very tempting!!

Reva said...

The pink colour of the pickle looks beautiful... The right meal for the summer ... truly tempting :)
Reva

Raquel.Erecipe said...

i'll definitely include this on recipe card file.

garlutti said...

As always some great recipes that preciousness oncreible resulting photo ... I love it. bsss MARIMI

ente pachakasala said...

aha adipoli ayittundallo

Jerin said...

Hi,

Loved the recipe. One query - do you use the juice of the onions for the pickled onion or you discard it?

Sarah Naveen said...

@ Jerin..Good to hear u loved the recipe..
I use the juice. Thats why i said in the recipe to squeeze it to the bowl and mix well.so that the onions will be in a sort of brine with that liquid. Squeezing helps it to get the color and the onions will be so flavorful..
In the first picture if you look to the bottom of the jar , you can see the liquid :)..
Great day,
Sarah

Sarah Naveen said...

@ Plateful...You are always welcome here kto!!!

kothiyavunu.com said...

Beautiful clicks honey....kandittu muzhuvan thinnu theerkan thonunnu, appo sheri burger ingottu parcel porattettoo..:)pickled onion look divine and great color dear..

Ananda Rajashekar said...

I'm so not a meat burger person but pickled onion Yes yes! my lady it is so dam pretty, you know bring the best out of food :)

anthony stemke said...

Lovely burger, I particularly liked the pickled red onion, I'm going to try that.

Pushpa said...

Simply irresistible burger with pickled onions.Love it.

Rinku Naveen said...

Loved the color of pickled onion and the burger is super yummy...

kankana said...

Excellent burger combo ! And that red onion pickle is like a classic touch!
a quick question i have .. for how many days can you keep those pickled onions ?

Kairali sisters said...

Ente Honey!!!ENiku vishakunnee, even togh njan meat burger kazhikilla enkilum ethu kndittu eduthangu kazhikan thonuwanu tto..Adipoli, picture perfect

Shri said...

Mind blowing pictures..Lovely colored onions

Babli said...

Gorgeous, yummilicious and mouth watering burger. I liked the colour of onion.

Saee Koranne-Khandekar said...

What an absolutely lovely blog--I loved your recipes, and the pictures are to die for! I want to reach out and grab that jar of pickled onions right now! Loved the contrast of the pink onions with the gray background.

Sunanda said...

It looks simply irresistible.. go for a perfect snacks item..

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Ganga Sreekanth said...

ingane kothipikkano Honeykutty...recipeyum adipoli.pictures athilum adipoli:)

Zareena said...

Wow!!! Adipoli. First pic of the pickled onions looks amazing. Count me too Sarah... :)

vineetha said...

halloooooooooooooo...Enthokeyundu visheshangal..oru padu naalayi ee vazhiku vanittu.Summer adichu polikukayanlle..Pickled onion nu kettittu thane vayil vellam vannu..kandappol sahikunilla..

Yummy Team said...

Ente sarah..Ee pics kandittu kothi aayittu vayya..Enikku challas kandittannu sahikkan pattathe..Adipoli!

Mandira said...

great pics! going to try the spice combination in burger soon.

Madhu said...

Looks so delicious Sarah!

Sunitha said...

Nice one Sarah.. loved the background and color combos..

jayarajmurukkumpuzha said...

nannayittundu...... bhavukangal.........

aipi said...

I am so going to make those pickled onions ~ thanks for sharing Sarah :)
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Prathima Rao said...

Im drooling looking at these clicks!!!! Got to try the pickled onions soon!!!
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Cindrella said...

Hi Sarah,

I have been following this blog for the past few weeks...you have a very beautiful blog....and awesome clicks too...
this weekend i tried out this dish..with chicken...turned out well!! :)

I am so much new to cooking and the recipes in here are very much inspiring...gotta try them all out soon!!

Keep posting :)

catering Fort Lauderdale said...

Adding your own personal touch with any dish, may it be a burger or a sandwich - adds a certain appeal to those who will enjoy the food that you have prepared. For those who want to make an ordinary meal into something special, making your own sauce or flavor will do the trick! Thank you for sharing!

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