Jewish Deli Hummus and Half Sour Pickle Burgers
Northern New Jersey has some of the best Jewish Deli’s around.This burger incorporates all those great ingredients such as hummus, half sour pickles and served on warm toasted challah bread to give a flavorful tasting burger!
20 oz. plain hummus
4 garlic cloves, minced
Juice of one lemon
1 bunch scallions
1 medium sized Kosher half sour pickle
2 pounds ground dry aged sirloin steak – beef loin
2 tsp. Kosher salt
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 loaves of Challah bread
4 Tbsp. of Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil for brushing grill rack
Directions: Preheat gas grill to medium-high. To make hummus spread, spoon hummus into a separate mixing bowl. Add garlic and the juice of one lemon. Mix all ingredients well. Place hummus spread in refrigerator until ready to assemble the burgers. To make endive topping, wash and dry endive and scallions, chop ends off of endive and scallions. Place endive, scallions and pickle in food processor and process until finely chopped. Transfer to mixing bowl and refrigerate until ready to assemble the burgers. To make patties, combine ground sirloin, kosher salt, and garlic in a large bowl. Handling the meat as little as possible, mix well. Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions and form the portions into patties. To make Challah buns, with kitchen sheers, cut 6, 4 1/2 diameter circles out of challah bread, (2 circles for each loaf). Slit rolls horizontally with knife to form buns. Brush the grill rack with oil. Place the patties on the rack off center from the direct flame to prevent flare-up fire, cover, and grill for 4 minutes. Turn the patties and continue grilling until done to preference, about 5 minutes longer for medium. Be sure not to press down on patties while they are cooking as this will eliminate the moistness of the burger. During the last 3 minutes of cooking, place the rolls cut side down, on the outer edges of the rack to toast lightly. To assemble the burgers, place a generous amount of the Hummus Spread over the cut sides of the rolls. On each roll top, place a generous amount of the endive salad. Place the patty on the bottom bun. Add the roll tops and serve.