Apologies to all who are trying to watch their fat intake. When it comes to a good burger, lean is definitely not the way to go, according to the experts at Strip House in Livingston.
The award-winning steakhouse, nestled inside the Westminster Hotel, uses a blend that’s 30% fat for the patties. The ground-beef mix includes 10 to 15% short rib to give it a real beefy taste.
“At Strip House, you build your own burger,” says owner Penny Glazier. That burger starts with your choice of American, cheddar, Swiss or Stilton. Next, add lettuce, tomato, pickle, grilled onions, sautéed mushrooms, bacon, or grilled jalapenos. Finally, you can choose between herb fries, onion rings, or a mouth-watering mound of each. The most popular combo at the moment? Swiss with sautéed mushrooms and grilled onions (pictured above).
The perfect burger is crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside. You want the juice to run down your face. You can achieve this at home with these grilling tips from Strip House Westminster Hotel:
- High heat. Make sure you are only able to hold your hand above the grill for no more than 3 seconds.
- Be sure to butter and toast your buns!
- Use a quality product from a trusted butcher—especially if you like your burgers on the rare side.
The Strip House Build Your Own Burger is available at lunch and dinner.