Compliments of the Chef: Tony Roma's North Miami Burger

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Tony Romas N. Miami Burger

In this episode of Compliments of the Chef, Bob Gallagher demonstrates how to make Tony Roma's North Miami Burger, one of the popular items from the original Tony Roma's. The burger has been brought back to the Orlando restaurant's menu and on Monday's at lunch you can get one for $10. So head to the restaurant at 8560 International Drive then go get the ingredients and try one yourself -- after watching the video, of course.

N. Miami Burger Blend
1-1/2 lbs. ground beef, 78/22 blend (note: we use beef short rib, beef brisket add beef chuck)
1/2 lbs. Ground Pork 80/20 – unseasoned (not Italian sausage)

Chill ground meat in freezer for 15 minutes.
Gently blend both beef and pork together until consistent. Note: Large whitish pieces is an indicator additional blending is required.
Form 4 burgers, 8 oz. each.
Gently press the center of each burger, forming an ½” indentation.
Refrigerate until needed for preparation
Season with a blend of salt, black pepper and garlic prior to cooking.
Place seasoned burger on a saute pan, seasoned with melted butter (or grill if you desire.)
Flip burger after 4 to 5 minutes. A rich brown and light crust such form on the surface pf the burger.
For a juicy, avoid pushing down on the burger during the cooking process. Flip burger once juices are formed on the surface of the top on the burger.
Build your burger with desired condiments.

Bacon Aioli
4 strips of hickory smoked bacon, fine diced 1/8”
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tsp. Tony Roma’s Original barbecue sauce
½ tsp. cayenne pepper
¼ tsp. black pepper, course grind
¼ tsp. white pepper
¼ tsp. granulated garlic

Mince bacon strips and transfer into a saute pan. Cook on medium heat until bacon is tender.
Combine mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, cayenne pepper, black pepper, white pepper and garlic.
Add bacon and bacon fat to the mayonnaise.
Refrigerate until needed.

Build Your N.Miami Burger

1 ea. Brioche burger bun, toasted
2 Tbls. bacon aioli
1 ea. burger, seared
2 slices American cheese
2 oz. caramelized onions
1 ea. Iceberg lettuce
1 ea. Tomato slice
2-3 ea. pickle slices