Roy's Eating House Burger

Roy's ultimate burger for a summer cookout!

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Serves  4-5


  • 2 # Local Makaweli Ground Beef

  • 7 oz. Ground Wild Boar

  • 4 oz. Ground Portuguese Sausage

  • Salt to taste

  • Pepper to taste

Combine all the meats using a paddle attachment and stand up mixer.  Portion into 9 oz. patties. Season with salt and pepper to taste and sear - cooking to desired temperature.


Crispy Tempura Onion Rings

  • ½ cup Tempura Flour (if you don’t have tempura flour, use all-purpose flour and sub cold water for soda water)
    Vegetable Oil (for frying)

  • Salt (Season the flour)

  • Pepper (Season the flour)

  • 4 tbsp. Cold Water (use enough cold water to make a runny pancake batter consistency)

  • 1 Round Onion

Peel onion and cut onion into rings.  Dip in batter. Fry until golden brown in a medium sized pot.


Caramelized Onions

  • 1 Round Onion

  • 2 tbsp. Unsalted Butter

  • Pinch Salt


Peel onion and cut in half.  Thinly slice onions lengthwise.  Heat unsalted butter in pan over medium heat until melted.  Add onions. Cook and stir onions until onions are soft and translucent.  Turn down heat and cook until golden brown. Season with a pinch of salt.



Sautéed Mushrooms

  • Handful Button Mushrooms

  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil

  • Pinch Salt

  • Pinch Black Pepper

Clean and slice button mushrooms.  Add olive oil to a pan over medium heat.  Cook until golden brown. Reduce heat as needed.  Add salt and pepper.


Chipotle Aioli

  • 2 Egg Yolks

  • 1 T. Lemon Juice

  • 1 tsp. Garlic (minced)

  • ¼ tsp. Sugar

  • ½ tsp. Salt

  • 2 T. Chipotle in adobo

  • ¾ cup Vegetable Oil

Using a food processor add egg yolks, lemon juice, garlic, chipotle with adobe sauce and blend.  Slowly pour in vegetable oil to emulsify and season with salt and sugar.


Onion Marmalade

  • 2 Red Onions Brunoise (small dice)

  • 3 # Bacon Ground

  • ½ cup Cognac

  • ½ cup Red Wine Vinegar

  • ½ cup Brown Sugar

Render the bacon, strain excess oil.  Add in the red onions to the rendered bacon, sauté until translucent.  Deglaze with cognac. Add red wine vinegar. Add brown sugar. Simmer until paste consistency.



Building the Burger

  1. Toasted Brioche Bun (toast in pan or grill with unsalted butter until light golden brown)

  2. Bibb Lettuce

  3. Sliced Local Tomato

  4. Patty

  5. Crispy Tempura Onion Rings

  6. Caramelized Onions

  7. Sautéed Mushrooms

  8. Chipotle Aioli

  9. Sweet Onion Marmalade

  10. Gouda Cheese (add gouda to patty and cover grill lid or pan lid till melted)