Chef Anthony Cafiero's Take on Burger and Tater Tots

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Chef Anthony Cafiero has been cooking in Portland for the better part of 15 years. Working from the award winning Ten-01, to founding Ración, he truly is a Portland Culinary Pioneer. 

Chef Anthony cooked a classic for us this week- Burgers and Tater Tots. We got to enjoy Jacobsen Co. Smoky Honey Sauce on grilled onions, Jacobsen Black Pepper infused salt on local beef and Jacobsen Salt Co. Infused Garlic Salt on tater tots. 
This easy recipe is guaranteed to be a family favorite. 

Preheat Oven to 425 degrees. On a sheet tray, evenly place the onion slices, then drizzle them with oil, and Jacobsen Salt Co. Infused Black Pepper SaltRoast onions in the oven for 10 minutes- remove them from the oven, drizzle the honey/lemon mixture over the partially cooked onions, then place them back in the oven for another 10 minutes. 
Remove the cooked onions from the oven and allow them to cool a bit. Meanwhile, divide the buns into open halves, insides up, on a separate sheet tray. Place them in the oven for 4 minutes, to toast. 
While the buns are toasting, heat a large cast iron pan until smoking. Add the burger patties carefully. Sear them on each side, about 1 minute per side, then place the slices of cheese on each one. Place them in the oven for an additional 2 minutes. Remove the buns from the oven when you do this.
With the buns out of the oven, spread the bottom halves with the mustard, and place a leaf of the butter lettuce on each one. Spread the Sun Dried Tomatoes on the top half, and arrange them all on a serving platter.
Remove the burgers from the skillet from the oven, and place them on a few pieces of paper towel in order to remove some of the excess fat and drippings. Then, transfer each burger to a bun, placing it on the butter lettuce bottom half. Add the 4 onion rounds to each of the burgers.
Place the top half of the bun on each burger, and serve with Tater Tots tossed in Jacobsen Salt Co. Infused Garlic Salt, fresh herbs, with a side of Ketchup.

Big thanks to Chef Anthony for cooking food for our great staff!

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