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1 1/2 pounds ground beef sirloin or chuck
1 large shallot
2 tablespoons drained capers
2 to 4 anchovy fillets, drained, blotted dry, and finely chopped
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon coarse salt (kosher or sea)
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cooking oil spray
1 bunch arugula leaves, rinsed and spun dry
4 slices dense white sandwich bread or rye bread, grilled or toasted
|1.||Place the ground beef, shallot, parsley, capers, anchovies, mustard, lemon juice,
salt, and pepper in a large mixing bowl and stir with a wooden spoon to mix. Wet your hands with cold water and divide the
beef mixture into 4 equal portions. Working quickly and with a light touch, pat each portion into a thick patty. Place the
patties on a plate lined with plastic wrap and refrigerate, covered, until ready to grill. The patties can be prepared up
to 2 hours ahead.|
|2.||Grill the burgers, following the instructions for any of the grills listed below,
until cooked through. Remove the burgers and cover to keep warm.|
|3.||Place some arugula leaves on each slice of toast. Top each with a burger.|
|If You Have A...
Contact Grill: Preheat the grill; if your contact grill has a temperature control, preheat the grill to high.
Place the drip pan under the front of the grill. When ready to cook, lightly oil the grill surface. Place the burgers
on the hot grill, then gently close the lid. The burgers will be done after cooking 4 to 6 minutes.
Grill Pan: Place the grill pan on the stove and preheat it to medium-high over medium heat. When the grill
pan is hot a drop of water will skitter in the pan. When ready to cook, lightly oil the ridges of the grill pan.
Place the burgers in the hot grill pan. They will be done after cooking 4 to 6 minutes per side.
Built-in Grill: Preheat the grill to high, then, if it does not have a nonstick surface, brush and oil the grill
grate. Place the burgers on the hot grate. They will be done after cooking 4 to 6 minutes per side.
Freestanding Grill: Preheat the grill to high; there's no need to oil the grate. Place the burgers on the hot
grill. They will be done after cooking 7 minutes per side.
Fireplace Grill: Rake red hot embers under the gridiron and preheat it for 3 to 5 minutes; you want a hot, 2
to 3 Mississippi fire. When ready to cook, brush and oil the gridiron. Place the burgers on the hot grate. They will
be done after cooking 4 to 6 minutes per side.|