Bermunchie: Black Rum Burgers
Summer is for grilling and what better way to fire up the BBQ than with these Black Rum Burgers!
I was inspired by one of my favourite Bermudian cook books one day as I flicked through the pages. Every recipe featured included Goslings Black Seal Rum as an ingredient, and I thought..... how could I incorporate Bermuda’s favourite drink into something everyone likes to eat? So I came up with my own recipe for Black Rum Burgers topped with Drunken Peppers and Onions.
For the pepper and onion mixture you will need:
1 bell pepper (any colour you wish)
1 large red or white onion
2 garlic cloves chopped
2 oz of Goslings Black Seal Rum
Salt & pepper (to taste)
- Cut onions peppers into julienne slices and add to oiled sauté pan on medium low heat
- Add diced bell peppers, garlic and salt & pepper. Sauté mixture slowly until onions and peppers have become soft and translucent. (takes about 15-20 mins)
3. Turn the heat up and add rum and cook until alcohol burns off for about 5 mins. At this point onions should be caramelized.
4. Set aside.
In addition to the drunken peppers and onions, I coupled my black rum burgers with my home made tomato jam. With all of these bold flavours I decided to keep the burger patty simple by using a few flavours to enhance the meat.
For my Black Rum Burgers you will need:
1 lb of ground beef. (feel free to use turkey for a healthier option)
Tsp of minced garlic
2 oz Gosings Black Seal Rum
Toppings if desired (cheese, lettuce, tomato etc)
- Mix ground beef, garlic, salt, pepper and rum together in a bowl. Form into patties. Should make about 4 good sized burgers.
- Place patties covered in fridge for 15-20 mins to allow flavours to meld.
- Pan fry or grill burgers until preferred doneness is achieved. Personally I like mine medium well.
- While burgers are cooking toast your buttered burger buns until lightly golden.
- Assemble your burgers!
I chose not to dress my burger with a lot of additional condiments as the tomato jam and drunken peppers and onions had so much flavour that it carried the burger on its own. I did decide to add a little white cheddar cheese because let’s face it, everything is better with a little cheese!! Let us know if out r this recipe! Tag us with #bermunchies on Twitter and IG! I’d love to see your creations J