Where can you find the best burger in town?
We're not going to tackle that question in this story, though, it's likely to be a similar argument to Chicago-style or New York-style pizza, everyone has an opinion.
But, we did manage to get the recipe to one of Shake Shack's burgers. If you don't know, Shake Shack is New York burger shop that expanded to Arizona in 2015 and has since opened three locations.
They've also debuted a new cookbook and are letting us share the recipe to its ShakeMeister Burger.
According to the book, Shake Shack's "ShackMeister burger" has fried shallots instead of tomato and lettuce. They crafted the burger to compete at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival in Miami.
Here's the recipe, which makes four burgers:
What you need:
- Four hamburger potato buns, toasted
- Four tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- Four tablespoons ShackSauce
- 1 pound very cold ground beef, divided into four pucks
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt and pepper mix
- Four slices of American cheese
- Four ounces fried shallots
The actual cooking process is toast the buns, cook the burgers on a griddle and flatten to 1/3-inch thick, top with cheese and shallots. Voila! It's burger time.
The 240-page cookbook features recipes for many of its staples, including burgers, hot dogs, fries and shakes. You'll also find its history and plenty of photographs. The cost is $26 and is available for pre-order online.