After the Super Bowl, we claimed we'd make a Roethlis-Burger if the Steelers won. Well, they won and we decided to follow through on our end of the bargain. Since we're so late, we decided to video the whole thing. It's not the exact recipe as the original from Peppi's, but we came as close as we could without seeing one in person.
The video is right here and the recipe is after the jump. Enjoy.
Update (3/22/06 3pm): AHT reader Aoife wonders in the comments why we were pressing down on the burger when that's something you typically don't do. That reminded us that we originally planned to show you this story and video about Peppi's Roethlis-burger, where the chef/owner is also seen chopping up and pressing on the burger. We talked about it at some point in the video, but it ended up on the cutting room floor. As this is the first AHT video, we have some learning to do. Hopefully they'll get better as time goes on.
Our Makeshift Roethlis-Burger Serves one (or a family, if you're human)
3/4 lbs of ground beef, preferrably chuck 1/4 lbs of loose hot italian sausage 1.5 eggs, scrambled 2-3 rings of onions, grilled 2 slices of american cheese A bunch of strips of lettuce (to taste) Mayo 1 hero roll
If you don't want to watch the video, here's how we did it.
Combine the ground beef and sausage and form it into a long, thin patty. Cook in a grill pan to desired doneness. Saute onions while the burger is cooking and place them on top of the burger when burger is nearly done. Place the cheese on the onions until it melts. Put the whole thing in the hero bun and top it with lettuce and mayo. Consume and try not to have a coronary.
The whole shebang was pretty tasty. I took a few years off my life, but it was good. One of these days I'll make it to Pittsburgh and try the real thing. Until then, this will suffice.
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