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New York Skyscraper Burger

New York; the city that never sleeps. I've been to New York a good few times, although not recently, this was a while back in the 90's. It's an amazing place, there's so much to see and do there.

If you've never been I really recommend it and one things for sure you'll be amazed at the skyscrapers; yes obviously they're tall, but they are also interesting as each one is different. I love the Art-Deco style of the Chrysler building, Empire State and the Rockefeller. I've never seen the One World Trade Center which opened in 2014 as the last time I went to New York it was at the end of August 2001.

New York Skyscraper Burger

Having been asked to come up with a BBQ or grill recipe inspired by Thomas Cook Airlines for their 'Where is Hot in' page, I chose New York as I truly love that place and really must go back soon. New York is at its hottest in June, July and August and with an average flight time from the UK of 7 hours 20 minutes it's not too long to travel to.

Aside from the famous buildings I've already mentioned (and of course there's many more) with Times Square, The MET and of course the Statue of Liberty there's a lot to see and do. From music festivals to outdoor movie screenings in Central Park, the summer months are a great time to experience the huge, diverse personality of this metropolis.

As for the food, oh my goodness there are so many places to eat in New York! Everything from fast food to really fancy restaurants and if you do go don't forget to visit a New York Deli; amazing places full of all things yummy 😋

As I said earlier I've never seen the new 'One World' Trade Center building which is even taller than the previous World Trade my New York Skyscraper Burger is not quite 1,776 feet high and nor does it have 104 stories but it's still a BIG Burger and so feeling inspired, here it is!


New York Skyscraper Burger


Vegetable oil
280g/10oz Beef mince
½ a small Red onion – diced
Pinch of Sea salt and black pepper 
1 x Brioche burger bun

To Garnish:
Baby gem lettuce leaves
Applewood smoked cheese slices
Tomato slices
Red onion slices
Dill pickle slices
Readymade battered onion rings – cooked and kept warm

For the Slaw:
Make as much or little as you need depending on how many burgers you’re making.
White cabbage – thinly sliced  
Red onion – thinly sliced
Carrot – grated


To make the Slaw:
In a small bowl mix together ingredients and add enough mayonnaise to bring the mixture together. Set aside until your burger is ready to serve.

To make the Burger:
Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a frying pan and add the onion. Cook until softened but not coloured. Once it’s nice and soft remove from the pan and leave to cool completely before continuing.  

Put the beef mince into a suitably sized bowl and add a pinch small pinch of sea salt and a larger pinch of pepper and add the now cooled onions. 

Using your hands mix together; be careful not to over work it otherwise your burger will become too processed looking.

Bring the mixture together to make a ball then flatten to make a burger. Wrap in cling-film and pop it into the fridge for 30 minutes. It’s important to do this otherwise your burger will fall apart when cooking.  

After 30 minutes or so, remove the burger from the fridge and discard the cling-film. 

Now cook the onion rings as per packet instructions. Wrap in foil to keep warm while you cook the burger. 

Smear the burger both sides with a tiny amount of oil. Heat up a griddle or frying pan. When the pan is nice and hot, add the burger and leave to cook for a few minutes the turn the heat down and cook for a few minutes more. 

Turn the burger to cook the other side until cooked to your liking but make sure the burger is piping hot in the middle before serving. 

Assemble the Burger:
Start with the bottom half of the burger bun and finish with the top half. Add the burger and the garnish ingredients.

Secure your skyscraper burger with a wooden skewer and enjoy! 
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New York Skyscraper Burger

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Disclosure: This post is in collaboration with Thomas Cook Airlines. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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