The best place to be early Saturday in the fall is surrounded by friends, outside of the stadium back at Michigan, Colorado or wherever you spent those carefree learned days…even Notre Dame. The aromas, the stocked cooler, the colors and old college buddies all combine to make the college football experience truly something special. But not all of us can get back to campus every Saturday. Here’s what we’ll be doing this coming Saturday at Casa White Cedar…
Whisk the mayonnaise with the ketchup, red wine vinegar, onion, parsley, tarragon and Worcestershire sauce. Cover and refrigerate.
Light a grill and fill a large bowl with ice water. Gently mix the ground chuck with the ground sirloin, salt and pepper. Form the meat into six patties. Submerge the patties in the cold water and let soak for 30 seconds. Immediately transfer the burgers to the grill and brush with some of the melted butter. Grill over high heat, turning once or twice and brushing occasionally with butter. Top the burgers with the cheese during the last minute of grilling and let melt.
Spread the sauce on the buns. Set the lettuce leaves and tomato slices on the bottom halves and top with the burgers, red onion and bacon.
Stella Artois and “The Ultimate Bloody Mary Bar”, but that’s a whole ‘nother story…