Sep 19, 2012

Grandma's Burgers

Okay, another family recipe that has never been written down, but I can't keep it to myself, that would be selfish. This is the recipe for my Grandma Rose's hamburgers. She taught it to me so I could learn to expand my ingredients into a way to feed more people, still have flavor, and be full of nutrition. Is how you can turn 1 pound of ground meat into a way to make 6 burgers that are about 1/3 of a pound, instead of 4 that are only 1/4 of a pound. Yes, I follow it with a few suggestions.

  • 1 lbs. ground meat (beef or sausage, your choice)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 slice bread
  • Milk
  • Italian herbs, salt, pepper, whatever you like
  • Bare hands
  1. Wash your hands, take off jewelry and watches.
  2. Put the slice of bread on a plate or in a bowl. Soak it with the milk and let it soak.
  3. Put the meat in a large bowl.
  4. Crack the egg, and dump it over the meat.
  5. Place the soaked slice of bread over the meat.
  6. Knead mixture with bare hands, and sprinkle herbs over each layer before turning.
  7. Use hands to cut the mixture in half lengthwise, and then in thirds (to get the 6 patties).
  8. Form the patties and cook them on the stove, in the oven, or on the grill until they are done to the preferred taste. Then serve...
Substitute a 2/3 cup of bread crumbs instead of the slice of bread
Add 1/4 tsp. of smoke flavor sauce in the winter if cooked inside to make it taste like it was done outside.
Hand press them to 1/4 pound in size and thickness to get 8 patties from 1 lbs. of meat
Save at least one patty for the dog, they'll appreciate it
When taking the slice of bread off of the plate of milk, lay a couple of Oreos on it to enjoy while grilling
Use ground sausage instead of just ground beef, or combine them together to add flavor

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