Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Burgers! A little Ketchup, Onion, Mayo - how about You???
Burgers are one of those foods that are easily adaptable. Want to make them "healthier" - go ground turkey or even a Black Bean burger? Want to jazz them up a bit - dice jalapeno, tomato, and add shredded cheese for a South of the Border twist! What about sauteing mushrooms and sliced onions in a pan and topping the hamburger with Swiss cheese on a bun? The possibilities are endless! Just think of the chain restaurants who have made a fortune just serving Hamburgers! Red Robin - Yummmm! First one to pop in my head!
Tonight, I simply added dry onion soup mix you purchase in packets at the grocery store, 4 Tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce, and 2 teaspoons garlic powder to our 2 lbs of Ground Beef. For a good juicy burger, I recommend ground beef with 80/20 ratio. 93/7 is much leaner - and healthier - but you do loose a bit of flavor. I pat my hamburgers out by hand. From 2 lbs of beef, I made 6 burgers. If Big Guy had been making them, it would have been 5 BIG burgers. The grill is a hot 350 -365 degrees. We use a gas grill and only fire the back and front burners, not the middle, for indirect heat cooking. I grill them for 8-9 minutes per side, adding sliced cheese the last 2 minutes to melt. Slide onto a whole wheat bun! A slice of American Heaven!
Posted by Emily aka Cook for 6 at 10:51 PM