Have you ever had a burger that brought tears of joy to your eyes? I had a burger recently that changed the way I felt about goat cheese. This burger also made me fall back in love with arugula, a green that I had never really had much of an attachment to. Now Ktams has to practically beg me to not get it as we’ve all but bought out the grocery store near our house!
I wanted to pay homage to this rich burger with pungent flavors made up by the chef at C Bar, a bar (who would have guessed!?) walking distance from our new home. I went about creating this copy cat burger with my own burger mixture and a mango chutney, which introduced a small kick of spice and a tanginess that makes my mouth water just thinking about it. I think you would get a successful result from just about any chutney you choose (homemade would be great too), but if you can find the Trader Joe’s Mango Chutney, you’ll have to give it a go. You won’t need to worry about a lonely last spoonful of chutney sitting in its jar at the back of your fridge either as this recipe will utilize every last drop of the jar!
- 1lb burger (see my go-to recipe for burger meat here)
- 1 red onion, sliced
- 8 oz goat cheese (go for the log over the crumbly kind)
- 12 oz arugula
- 8 oz mango chutney (I found my favorite at Trader Joe’s-it’s got a small kick!)
- 6 whole wheat buns
Prep your burger. I like to let it sit in the fridge for an hour or so if I can to help things join up a bit. When ready, break burger into six sections, and form into thin patties. I have probably mentioned this in the past, but to get my burgers super thin and easy to put on the grill, I like to pat them out on to squares of wax paper. Then you can stack them and transport them easily as well! Grill to preferred doneness (~4 min/side). Toast the buns, and top with chutney, burger, goat cheese, onion, and arugula. Enjoy the sweet sweet victory that is this burger. Serves 6.