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The Hill City Burger

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Creator Notes

Rising up in Hawaii, regional specialties of my childhood included the Unsolicited mail musubi (unsolicited mail, on the total fried and basted with teriyaki sauce, on an rectangular onigiri), the Loco Moco (rice, topped with a burger, topped with a fried egg, topped with gravy – sprint mammoth or sprint dwelling!), and because of my dad, who went to highschool in Summit, Original Jersey, the Hill City Sloppy Joe. Anybody who has had a Original Jersey Sloppy Joe knows that it has nothing to invent with ground beef and sauce on a bun and is more love a double-decker ham sandwich on rye, with Swiss cheese and coleslaw and Russian dressing. At the least that’s the skill also can dad would gain them. Fleet forward about a a protracted time and I’ve started striking caraway seeds into our burgers, and each person in my family is of the same opinion they are a luscious addition. I quietly wonder why the Patty Melt indubitably now not made more of an impression. Anyway, I generally also add minced garlic and Worcestershire to the caraway burgers and high them with Swiss cheese and gain in touch with it a day. Then I remembered the Hill City Sloppy Joe and thought why haven’t I ever assign coleslaw on a burger? I simplified issues rather and made my model of a Russian dressing coleslaw and the Hill City Burger used to be born. Right in time for summer barbecuing.


  • For the actual slaw

  • 1 1/4 cups

    thinly sliced pink onion (peel and halve first, then handiest to utilize a straight slicer or mandoline) – I feeble about 1/3 of a immense pink onion

  • 2 tablespoons

    rice vinegar (unseasoned)

  • 1/2 teaspoon


  • 1/2 teaspoon

    kosher salt

  • 4 cups

    thinly sliced green cabbage (you would maybe presumably well presumably utilize a combination – I feeble 2 cups of green and a pair of cups of Savoy that I had from my CSA box)

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons


  • 1 1/4 teaspoons

    willing horseradish

  • 1/2 teaspoon

  • freshly ground shaded pepper

  • For the burgers

  • 1 1/2 pounds

    ground chuck (80/20)

  • 1/2 teaspoon

    kosher salt

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons

    caraway seeds

  • 1 tablespoon

    minced garlic

  • 1 tablespoon

    Worcestershire sauce

  • 4

    slices well-liked Swiss cheese

  • 4

    hamburger buns, buttered for toasting on the grill

  1. Make the slaw on the very least an hour upfront by combining the thinly sliced pink onion, vinegar, sugar and salt in a bowl immense passable take care of the leisure slaw ingredients. Toss with tongs and let mixture sit down 10 minutes sooner than including remaining ingredients (cabbage by shaded pepper). Thoroughly combine and grace for salt and sugar, including a pinch at a time to your liking. Duvet bowl with plastic wrap and let it sit down in the refrigerator till in a position to lend a hand.
  2. Mix ground chuck and remaining burger ingredients in a medium bowl. With shining fingers, and a gentle-weight contact (invent now not squeeze the meat on your fingers) mix the ingredients to gain certain even distribution of spices. Gather 4 equal sized patties (roughly 6 ounceseach) and gain an indentation alongside with your thumb in the heart of every. Attain now not overwork the meat.

  3. Put together and gentle your grill. As soon because it is sizzling, shining alongside with your wire brush after which, the utilization of lengthy handled tongs, hasty oil it by wiping grill with a paper towel dipped in vegetable oil. Put together dinner burgers over medium excessive heat to your liking, including slices of Swiss cheese after you flip, if desired. For medium, I cooked mine for 3 min, flipped, added cheese, and cooked for one more 4 minutes. Whenever you flip your burgers, toast your buns on the grill, being cautious now not to burn them.
  4. Bewitch away slaw from refrigerator, and mix (cabbage would possibly presumably well beget let out some water) sooner than serving.

  5. To lend a hand, organize cheeseburger on bottom bun, high with an appropriate amount of particular slaw, cap with high of bun and revel in.

My most shiny childhood reminiscences have to invent with family and meals. As a cramped one, I had the ideal fortune of getting a mom who continuously encouraged making an try new issues, and two grandmothers who invited me into their kitchens at a young age. I revel in cooking for the enjoyment it brings me – sharing meals with relatives – and as a stress free up. I turn to it equally at some stage in correct cases and sprint. Now that I even beget two young formative years, I try and be conscientious about what we cook dinner and use. Correct relating to the time I joined food52, I planted my first raised bed garden and joined a CSA; between the 2 I try and cook dinner as sustainably and organically as I will. Even though I’m generally cooking alone, my formative years are my well-liked kitchen companions and I love cooking with them. I’m hoping once they’re grown they are going to peek back fondly at our time spent in the kitchen, as they negate their relatives about meals-be pleased.

Most attention-grabbing of all, after years on the mainland for varsity and graduate school, I gain to use and cook dinner and elevate my formative years in my put of initiating of Honolulu, HI. As soon as I’m now not cooking, I’m serving to others grow their very private natural meals or teaching schoolchildren about art work.

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