158/18 – Ooni Pro Cheeseburgers:
The Snowdonia Cheese Company got in touch recently to ask if I would be interested in developing some burger recipes using their range of cheese. Having enjoyed a few of their fantastic cheeses before I really fancied trying more of the range. The first cook was the triple chilli cheeseburger using the Red Devil cheese and next up was the Ooni Pro Cheeseburger using the Beechwood Smoked Mature Cheddar.
The Beechwood Smoked Mature Cheddar from The Snowdonia Cheese Company, ready to be cracked open.
Black Label burgers from Turner and George. A secret mix of cuts with added bone marrow – 4x180g for £7.92. I cook with these a lot, they are great burgers.
I fired up the Ooni Pro with a few fistfuls of Oxford Charcoal Orange Lumpwood. After 10 minutes I added some chunks of Oak to heat it right up, I also added the Grizzler pan to heat up.
I salted the burgers then placed them on the grizzler and put them back in the Ooni Pro. After a couple of minutes I brought them out, flipped them over and put them back in the oven.
After another couple of minutes I topped them with some bacon jam. I made this a few cooks ago with my own 60 hour cold smoked whisky oak bacon. So tasty! Back in the oven.
Once the burgers were hitting around 60c on the Thermapen I pulled them out and toasted the buns. These toasted really, really quickly – less than 20 seconds and I caught them just in time!
Next up it was time to melt the cheese, I used the raclette style cheese melter they sent with the cheese. I wasn’t sure if this would get used as I get quite good results on the BBQ melting the cheese with a lid on but I fancied giving it a shot so topped it up with cheese and put it in the Ooni. The handle is wooden so I was a bit worried it might burn!
Look at that fire, the Ooni Pro is so cool!
The cheese didn’t melt quickly to start with but the next time I looked it was totally melted! I grabbed the handle and poured it over the burger, so easy and great results!
My burger sauce (Tomato ketchup, Mayonnaise, Chipotle sauce, Worcestershire sauce and salt), burger on top with bacon jam and melted cheese.
More burger sauce on the lid which spilt down as I pushed the lid on. Glorious!
Time to Eat:
Oh my goodness, this looked so good. I couldn’t wait to eat it!
One of my best burgers so far! The Ooni Pro is so easy to light and cook on, I find it quite relaxing! The grizzler pan is fantastic and added a good crust to the burger. I was surprised how good the cheese melting tool was and will be using that again for sure! The cheese was fantastic, such a nice taste from the mature cheddar which was enhanced further from the smoke taste and flavour. Bacon jam is always a winner and making it with a strong, smokey bacon like this adds a great layer of flavour.
Overall, a quick and easy cook. First time doing burgers on the Ooni Pro but I will definitely do it again. The cheese was so tasty, I will buy that one in future!
|Oxford Charcoal Orange
|1: Watch the buns when toasting!
2: Watch the cheese when melting!
I have seen Snowdonia Cheese in various farm shops, deli’s and cafes but you can buy it directly from them on their website or from Amazon:
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