Sous Vide Short Rib Beef Burger: Do burgers get better than this?Sunday, July 22, 2012
This is a seriously good burger. No kidding.
- It is firm and yet tender.
- Succulent and moist.
- The flavour is, of course, amazing.
I finally got down to making a burger with it it and it has wowed everyone who has tried it.
|I use this cut - supplier details below|
Little wonder why this - and burgers in general - are so universally loved and craved for.
I am surprised that this SV Short Rib Beef burger is not sold (maybe, I am not aware) in eateries here because it is relative cheap to make.
And on a flamed-grill, it should taste even better.
The hurdle is perhaps getting a Sous Vide appliance rigged up. Sous Vide Supreme is the easiest way to go but not the cheapest. I personally prefer Sous Vide Magic as it gives me more flexibility in terms of portability and the fact that it can enable cookers of any size.
|This is my SV Magic set up. Un-glam but it works very well|
|Lots of eggs here!|
Coming back to the short rib burger, the idea is simple. Sous Vide cook the beef for 36 hours at 55C. I am using the well-marbled USDA choice Angus cut. Then cut the beef proportionately to the bread you want to serve it with. Sear it on all sides in a hot pan. Assemble. Serve.
|Toast your bread. I pan-seared these in some of the leftover oil from the meat|
|Cut to size and seared|
For this USDA cut, a thickness of 1 cm or slightly less than half an inch should work best (see below). Of if you insist, you can pamper yourself with a thicker cut (see lead photo).
|Another version with arugula leaves and egg|
I am not sure whether I have convinced you enough but I think Sous Vide should be used more widely in home kitchens.
And some burger joints should be seriously looking into making and selling this.
I buy my beef supply from Mmmm Fresh. If you are on the Western side, visit West Coast Plaza (Basement level) and ask for Alex. He will serve you well.
And just in case you are wondering, I do not personally benefit from the adverts here. I am happy to recommend as these are all great value buys as long as you know how to make full use of it. :)