What Is the best way to cook Wagyu burgers?
When it comes to cooking Wagyu burgers, you want to ensure you get the method right in order to do this delicious, high quality meat justice.
The best method requires a two step process using the a pan and then an oven. This ensures your burger receives a good sear and colour, but maintains it's juicy quality throughout the cooking process.
It's important to note, the fat in the Wagyu burger will melt at room temperature, which is a lower temperature than any other beef. Overcooking may lead to the burger losing some of it's unique flavour and texture.
What is a wagyu burger?
Wagyu refers to the meat used within the burger. The name Wagyu actually means Japanese cow, as this is where this special breed of cattle originated from.
Originally, Wagyu burgers were made with beef from cattle that has been raised in Japan using traditional methods. The cattle tend to be free roaming and are fed a special diet, which results in their high body fat percentage creating a super tender meat.
Originally used as draft animals, the Wagyu were known for their physical endurance. It was eventually discovered that this physical endurance was due to their high percentage of intra-muscular fat cells which not only made the cattle strong, but meant their meat was also of great quality.
With the meat becoming increasingly popular in the western world, these cattle are now raised and sold around the world. The specialised and unique method of raising Wagyu cattle, combined with their individual genetic makeup, creates a meat which is of the highest gourmet quality and is world renowned.
Why is a wagyu burger better?
The meat is well-known for it's high quality and unique flavour which sets it apart from other types of beef. The intense richness of the meat makes for a much tastier burger, which requires much less seasoning than your standard processed patty.
The marbling you find within the meat, creates a soft and tender steak. When ground down into a burger, the result is a soft and buttery texture which creates a burger superior to a regular beef burger.
The high concentration of monounsaturated fats and Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids compared to other beef is what gives Wagyu its buttery texture.
This high fat content doesn't mean Wagyu is bad for your diet, in-fact the burger does actually come with some positive benefits! The omega acids provide benefits such as improving eye health, aiding muscle and joint health and reducing the risk of heart attack. The wagyu burger also tends to have lower cholesterol content than your regular burger too!
To create your ultimate burger you will need a few essentials;
- Burger Patties
- Fresh Burger buns
- Ingredients for topping such as bacon or cheese.
- An oven
- A pan
- Sauce of your choosing
Step 1. Preparation
Before you begin anything, you should preheat your oven to 200 degrees. Remove all your ingredients from your fridge, and set the burgers to the side.
Place a frying pan over a high heat, and drizzle oil in the pan until the pan is very hot.
Step 2. Cooking the Burgers
Place the burgers in the hot frying pan. Sear on both sides for 2 minutes, the burgers should have a golden crisp to their exterior.
Once seared, remove them quickly from the pan, place on a baking tray and cook them in the oven for ten minutes.
Step 3. Prepare your toppings
Whilst the burgers cook in the oven use this time to prep the extra you may want to add to your burgers. You can use the already hot pan too cook steaky bacon. The hot heat and left over oil should be enough to provide the bacon with a good crisp. Cook on a medium heat until you reach your desired result. You can use this time to slice up any cheese, or salad too.
Step 4. Bringing everything together; creating your ultimate burger
Slice your bun in half and place under the grill to toast lightly.
Remove your burger from the oven, place your thin cheese slice on top immediately and leave to sit for 1 minute.
Remove your bun from the oven, add an sauce or spread to the bottom half of the roll. Add any onions or lettuce on the bottom too.
Then add your burger, which should now be covered in gently melted cheese. Top with bacon and any other additions such as tomatoes.
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