Sunday, May 30, 2010

Kittencal's Hamburgers #69

One of my favorite recipe websites is Recipe Zaar.  A guy named Kittencal has lots of recipes on there that are always rated well.  I have printed off several and am excited to try one!

The case:
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 (1 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix (can use the whole package if desired)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic (or use 1 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs (or crushed soda cracker crumbs, more if needed) (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional, or use Tabasco sauce add in for some heat I most always do!)
  1. In a bowl crumble the ground beef with clean hands.
  2. Add in the dry soup mix, egg, garlic, breadcrumbs or crushed soda cracker crumbs, Worcestershire sauce and black pepper.
  3. Using clean hands mix until combined, add in more breadcrumbs or cracker crumbs if needed to just hold the mixture together (do not overwork the meat or it will be tough).
  4. Divide the ground beef into 6 equal patties (or make 8 small patties).
  5. Using your large finger or the back of a small spoon make a shallow dent into the center of each patty (about 1-inch wide).
  6. Place the patties onto a large plate or a small cookie sheet; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of 6 hours or up to 24 hours to blend flavors.
  7. Grill or pan fry the burgers as desired until cooked through (if desired sprinkle a small amount of seasoned salt on top while cooking the patties).
  8. Serve burgers in toasted buns with choice of condiments.
The ruling:
These were pretty good, but a little too oniony for us.
Printable Kittencal Hamburger Recipe

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