Casaculinarian.com Signature Sandwich and Burger for Week 4/25/2016
Anyone from Northern New Jersey remembers “White Manna, Hamburger place in Hackensack NJ.”
Well I haven’t been there since I was young kid, my brother Justin took me there and I never forgot my experience. It is the original smash burger. The grill cook would take these 2 oz. balls of chop meat and place them on the flat top grill. Then add raw sliced onions to the top. Smash it, flip it, and it was a first class White Castle burger in this little joint in Hackensack, NJ. The place was always rocking and the grill constantly filled with burgers. Seating was usually filled up and many take out orders… So this week I decided to make my own slider with the memories of White Manna.
beef chop meat 85/15 one pound
bread crumbs 2 tablespoons
ketchup 2 tablespoons
salt and pepper for taste
onion powder 1/2 teaspoon
granulated garlic 1/4 teaspoon
Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon
Montreal Steak seasoning 1/2 teaspoon
All ingredients in bowl. Picture above. Mix thoroughly and form 2-3 oz. sliders.
small yellow onion chopped in thick rings 1/2
Place 2 pieces of onion on burger and press then down directly into the beef. Freeze for 30 minutes before grilling…
The most important part is serving them is on Martin’s Potato Slider Roll. I don’t add cheese, because I want to truly taste the flavors of the onion and burger. Grill carefully with only needing one flip so the onions stay in place. Cook to your liking and add what ever condiments you choose. We served them with homemade French Fries. The safest temperature to cook chop meat is 165 internal degrees. Enjoy, Jason.