Tim Love's Love burger recipe

Published June 10, 2010 6:11PM (EDT)


The burger

  • 10 ounces sirloin steak tips
  • 10 ounces beef brisket, trimmed of fat and cut into small chunks
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 4 slices American cheese
  • Shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 2 large tomatoes, sliced
  • Bread and butter pickles

Game rub

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 3/4 ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 1/4 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 tablespoon garlic powder

Love sauce

  • 1/2 fresh Serrano chili
  • 1/4 cup bread and butter pickle chips
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • Splash white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons game rub spice blend (see recipe above)


The burger

  1. In a food processor, combine the sirloin and brisket. Pulse until ground. Transfer the meat to a large bowl. Add the salt and pepper, then gently mix. Divide the meat and form into 4 equal patties.
  2. Lightly toast the hamburger buns, then set aside.
  3. Grill the patties for 2 1/2 minutes per side for medium. During the final minute of grilling, top each burger with a slice of cheese.
  4. To assemble the burgers, top each bun bottom with a burger, lettuce, tomato slices and pickles.
  5. Spread a generous amount of Love Sauce over the top half of the bun, then set it over the burger.

Game rub

  1. In a small bowl, mix together all ingredients.

Love sauce

  1. n a food processor, combine the chili and pickles. Pulse until finely chopped.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse until well mixed. Set aside.

By J.m. Hirsch

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