So, Rachel calls me at around 6PM and says “I just got out of work, I’m thinking of a big hamburger”
Me: “I’m always ready to eat big hamburgers. You want to go out or make one at home?”
Rachel: “I’m kind of tired, you want to make them?”
Me: “Yeah, go pick up some meat and some buns. I think we have some tomatoes and there’s still some lettuce left in the garden.”
So Rachel comes back with just over 2lbs of 80 percent chuck, some onion rolls, and a nice red onion. I tossed the meat up with some Kosher salt, black pepper, and onion powder. I put just under half the meat away in the freezer (for chili or spaghetti sauce this week, ostensibly) and made 4 squarish patties. Threw the onion slices on the grill, cooked the Tater Tots first on a sheet pan on the Weber until they got crunchy, then cooked each burger on each side for 3 minutes at full blast (around 600 degrees). Reserved the burgers on a plate covered with aluminum foil to rest for 5 minutes. Rachel toasted the buns with cheese in the Toaster Oven.
Layered the burgers thusly: Bottom Bun, Shmear of Dijon Mustard, Sweet Pickle Relish, Burger, Tomato Slices, Grilled Red Onion, Garden Greens, Ketchup, Top Bun.