When you’re craving a burger, you know Café Dantorels is the place to go. Did you know that there is a method for the creation of each of our unique burgers? We’re sharing the ultimate guide to building the perfect sandwich creation at home and helping you identify a well-crafted burger elsewhere.
Step 1: The Bun
There is nothing quite like a classic hamburger bun topped with a few sesame or poppy seeds. Still, there are countless options. Go whole grain or wheat for a little extra fiber, or if you’re looking to add texture try sourdough. If you’re looking for something unique that adds a touch of sweetness, you could even try a pretzel bun.
Step 2: The Meat
Arguably the most important part of any burger, the meat is what makes it. The classic burger features an all-beef patty, but you’re no longer limited. Turkey burgers have become a popular, leaner alternative for those interested in limiting their red meat intake. If that’s your fear, you’ve got even more options like countless varieties of veggie burgers including meat alternatives. If you’re willing to spend a little extra, more exotic meats like bison or even deer and elk can make for a richer burger overall.
Step Three: The Fats
For some, the best fat to include in a burger is cheese. What that cheese does depends on the meat and the overall theme of the burger. You don’t want to go too strong, but a sharper or sweeter cheese can make a big difference. Instead of, or in addition to cheese, there are endless spread options, from aïolis to even guacamole!
Step Four: The Veggies
While lettuce is the classic dressing for a burger, any leafy green will do. Some, like arugula, can provide a peppery kick. Then, of course, you have your choice of onions, peppers, pickles, and more. The truth is that if a veggie can’t be set on top of your patty, it can be incorporated in during a hand-making process. A great way to eat more greens!
Step Five: The Condiments
Finally, the condiments. While ketchup and mustard are standard, you’d be hard pressed to find a spread that can’t work on a burger. Even some jams like a blackberry habanero can perfectly compliment the savory flavor of any meat patty. Don’t be afraid to experiment.
If making your own burger feels like too much of a hassle, don’t worry! Café Dantorels has plenty of unique options to inspire you, so visit for a meal you’ll love, with people you love even more!