The Kitchn shares a diagram illustrating how they build a burger with an explanation on why the ingredients are stacked the way they are.
I like their illustration, but my ideal burger is considerably simpler. It goes a little something like this:
Toasted top bun Butter slathering on bun Lettuce...maybe Melted cheese Patty Butter slathering on bun Toasted bottom bun
The lack of non-meat ingredients has to do with my dislike towards raw tomatoes in sandwiches and the "Oh god, why did I do that?" regret I feel when I eat raw onions and subsequently have raw onion essence infused in my mouth for the rest of the day. I'm okay with pickles, but I don't require them. If there's lots of butter, I'm a happy gal.
How do you build your burger?
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