Adventures in homemade, budget aware cooking.

Homemade Hamburgers

Summertime is a time for Barbecue.  Hamburgers are simple and great Barbecue.  My Dad makes his own patties.  He always has.  I never had before, but how hard can it be, really?

It turns out, it’s not that hard at all.  Dad’s hamburgers consists of lean ground beef, chopped onions and garlic.  I decided to make mine a little bit more complex, which I probably shouldn’t have done because it could have turned out terribly wrong.  Lucky for me, it didn’t.  I read somewhere that you can put whatever you want in homemade hamburgers – so that’s just what I did.

Sarah’s Hamburgers (they are a little bit spicy)

– 1lbs (85/15%) ground beef – I always buy the leanest ground beef I can find, but it turns out that when you grill hamburgers, they need a little fat.

– 1 egg

– 1/4 cup Italian style bread crumbs

– 1/2 an onion, chopped

– 1 tbsp Worcester Sauce

– 1 tbsp Barbecue Sauce

– 1 tbsp garlic salt

– 1 tbsp seasoning salt

– 1 tsp red chili flakes

– dash of Tabasco sauce

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl.  Form into patties (makes 2).  Try to spread the patties out as much as you can to minimize shrinking.  Fire up the barbecue and cook 10 minutes or so, until they are no longer pink in the middle.

I didn’t have a chance to snap a picture of the completed burgers because we ate them so fast…

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