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A new burger chain opened here in Boston called 5 Napkin.
They have a few locations in NYC, Miami, and Atlanta, and they have one of the best burgers I have eaten in recent memory. It’s called the 5 Napkin Signature Burger, and it boasts caramelized onions, Gruyere cheese, and a rosemary aioli. This burger is near perfect. The meats are ground fresh, the doneness was exactly to my liking, and the rosemary and onions really complimented the beef without overpowering it.
When Tablespoon asked me about Iconic Burgers, and what great burgers I had eaten recently, The 5 Napkin burger instantly came to mind. I couldn't wait to get in the kitchen and try my hand at making a burger so beefy, savory, and delicious! This recipe for a 5 Napkin Signature Burger sure helps if you don’t live close to one of their urban locations!
Ground beef is just fine for most burgers I eat, but when I am really trying for something special I grind my own in the food processor. But, store-bought ground beef works great too!
Cooking your burger in a cast iron would be best, but any frying pan will work.
Really though. This was the best burger I have ever eaten. Yeah, maybe it took me an hour of work plus shopping time and lots of cash to produce 3 cheeseburgers, but I don’t care. It was worth every second and every penny.
If you go through all this effort, you really want to make the burger rare. I bought quality meat from a trusted source and ground it myself, so I know it’s safe to eat.
They have some great tater tots at 5 Napkin too, but I wasn't about to start a second endeavor. I just got these guys at the store.