10 Jul 2010 My Basic Hamburger Recipe

not my picture, but it's a great one, and mine look just like that. I hope "they" don't mind that I borrowed it.

Many people have their own much loved hamburger recipe. I got started late. I don’t have an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G recipe, but I have three good and different ones. This one is my basic hamburger recipe. (It’s from “America’s Test Kitchen”.) It’s basic. There are no surprises. Everyone likes it. If I ever get some homegrown beef, and learn to grind my own meat blend, this might be an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G burger. Right now, it’s a GOOD burger which can easily be made GREAT, and here’s how! 1. Pay attention to the bun. Make your own…, or go out of your way to find a good one. 2. Make the patty FIT the bun. Cook the patty well. No dried out burgers please. No raw in the middle burgers, either, thank you. 3. Have “to die for” condiments-grilled onions, grilled mushrooms, great cheese, apple smoked bacon, homegrown tomatoes, crisp lettuce, sliced avocado, ketchup, mayo, mustard, and pickle relish. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

Basic Hamburgers

1 slice of good bread
2 T. milk
3/4 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 T. A-1 steak sauce
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef

Cut the crust of the slice of bread then finely dice. Put in the bottom of a large bowl and add milk. Mash bread into milk until homogenous. Stir in the salt, pepper, garlic, and steak sauce. Break up beef and add to bread mixture. Using a fork, lightly mix ingredients together. Divide meat into 4 or 6 portions and flatten to 3/4 – 1 inch thick. (I like my patties to be between 4 1/2 and 5 oz.). Place patties on hot grill (or in hot frying pan). Grill for 2-4 minutes on first side, and 3-4 minutes on second side.

Thanks for stopping by my kitchen today,

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