This is one big game. That's going to mean one big tailgate party, too.
Celebrate the Ravens' playoff game with a recipe from the folks who feed the team. Chef Jonathan Lindenauer at Classic Catering People — the exclusive caterers of the Ravens' training facility in Owings Mills, the 200,000 square-foot facility known affectionately as The Castle — developed this burger recipe with a decidedly Ravens bent.
It's a burger, yes, but the Black and Purple Burger is dressed with a bright (in color and flavor) slaw that will declare your team allegiance clearly.
The 'Black and Purple' Burger
Makes: 8 servings
For the slaw:
1 head red cabbage, finely shredded
2 large carrots, finely shredded
3/4 cup best-quality mayonnaise
2 tablespoons sour cream
2 tablespoons grated Spanish onion
2 tablespoons sugar, or to taste
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 tablespoon dry mustard
2 teaspoons celery salt
salt and freshly ground pepper
For the burgers:
3 1/2 to 4 pounds of good quality ground beef
Montreal Steak Seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
Condiments of choice: bacon, onions, tomato, lettuce, cheese
Prepare the burgers in 6- to 8-ounce patties. Season with the Montreal Steak Seasoning, salt and pepper, and set aside at room temp while you prepare the "Purple Slaw."
Combine the shredded cabbage and carrots in a large bowl. Whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, onion, sugar, vinegar, mustard, celery salt, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl, and then add to the cabbage mixture. Mix well to combine and taste for seasoning; add more salt, pepper, or sugar if desired.
Cook burgers on a hot grill to desired temperature, approximately 3 1/2 minutes per side for medium rare.
Build the burgers as: burger on bottom, cheese (if using), favorite condiments. Top with the "Purple Slaw."
Courtesy of chef Jonathan Lindenauer at Classic Catering PeopleCopyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun