Decadent Wagyu Beef Burger with Truffle Mayo

15 Minutes

1 Serving

Introduction

Decadent Wagyu Beef Burger with Truffle Mayo

For me one of the tastiest beef around. During my recent travels to Japan, I had the pleasure to eat this exclusive beef.
Wagyu is the name of a black Japanese beef race. In Japanese ‘wa’ means Japan and “gyu” means cow. Kobe beef is the most well-known type of wagyu outside of Japan.
Japanese beef have a few important characteristics which are the white parts of fat in the meat, known as sashi in Japanese. Sashi, the layers between the meat, is known to give the beef a marbled pattern which is what makes the meat literally melt in your mouth.
Waygu beef should be kept simple and cooked to medium-rare.

Steps

Preparation:

  • Ask your butcher to mince the beef for you

  • Place minced beef in large bowl

  • Add the finely diced shallot, garlic, egg, salt & pepper to the beef and mix until well combined

  • Use a ¼ measuring cup to get equal portions of the beef

  • Gently form the patties in your hand and set aside until ready to use

  • In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, add the butter and olive oil until melted

  • Add the hamburger patties to the pan and fry for approximately 4-6 minutes per side depending on the size of your burger

Tip: serve with crispy oven baked sweet potato fries with a sprinkle of coarse sea salt and paprika, and a simple salad.

Ingredients

  • 750 gr of Wagyu beef, minced

  • 4 brioche hamburger buns (regular buns are fine to if you can’t find brioche)

  • 1 shallot, finely diced

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1 egg lightly beaten

  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter for frying

  • 1 tbsp olive oil for frying (Using the two will prevent the butter to burn)

  • To build your burger: one onion sliced into rings, salad leafs and truffle mayo