I love vegetables but could never be a vegetarian. I love my meat though neither could I be exclusively a carnivore. I can easily finish a cowboy or prime rib steak all by myself (or a 1 kilo bistecca a la Fiorentina for that matter), eat the better part of a goose or duck liver, and definitely sink my teeth into one or two hamburgers with great gusto. At its finest, a home made hamburger a la Marketman might feature a whole sirloin steak ground up and formed into a hefty patty with some salt and pepper and grilled to perfection on a charcoal fire. Add some slowly caramelized onions on top, perhaps a slice of cheese, a grilled bun, mustard and ketchup and this is one of the easiest and most satisfying lunches (somehow I never thought of this as dinner food) that I can think of to eat.
Alternatively, buy the best lean ground sirloin you can find (in the Philippines, I find the â€œleanestâ€ sirloin isnâ€™t so lean at allâ€¦it has enough fat for good flavor â€“ whereas elsewhere in the world, you might want the fattier cuts), season it with salt and pepper or even Worcestershire sauce if you like, maybe throw in some chopped onions or tomatoes if you are so inclined, and grill it on a charcoal fireâ€¦ There is just something about the combination of burned beef, juicy meat inside, the bread, the fixings that bring this all together. I served it with a side salad of romaine or cos lettuce so that there was a semblance of dietary balance. Absolutely delicious!