Monday, September 7, 2009

~Hamburger Recipe~

The recipe I use for hamburgers is not my own, but it's one that we really enjoy. We used to just buy our burgers in the freezer section of the grocery store and really got bored with them. Bubba Burgers were the best frozen burgers but were pretty pricey and only bought on rare occasions as a treat. Usually, we just bought the cheapest frozen patties available.

Over the winter, I was craving (during my pregnancy with my daughter) hamburgers. I didn't want store-bought, I wanted a nice homemade, hand-pressed burger. I also wanted simple and easy.

I went to the Lea and Perrins website and did a recipe search and found this recipe for Mini Meatloaf Burgers. They were a hit! Pregnancy craving was satisfied and even my hubby liked them. I've been making them this way ever since. I even use the same recipe when I make meatloaf or meatballs. YUM!

Today, when I made burgers, I made a couple of changes to the recipe.
Here's the revised recipe:

Mini Meatloaf Burgers
1/4 cup Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce
2 tbsp ketchup
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef*
1/4 cup onions finely chopped
2 tbsp quick cooking oats, ground*

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Add salt & pepper if desired. Shape into patties.*

* The original recipe calls for 1 lb. of ground beef, making 4 patties. I increased the meat, keeping measurements of other ingredients the same. I was able to get 7 burgers from the mixture.

The original recipe also calls for 2 tbsp. of plain breadcrumbs. I usually use Italian Breadcrumbs because that's usually what I have in my pantry. This time I was all out and didn't have time to make my own, so I used quick cooking oats. I measured out the 2 tbsp. and poured them onto my cutting board and gave them a quick chop. Worked perfectly!

My husband cooked them on the grill tonight, but I've also made them on the stove using a grill pan. Great either way! Less clean up for me when hubby grills them!

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