You heard me right – these are the best burgers!
When I first got married, I was always trying new combinations of different ingredients to use in burgers: Dijon mustard, dry mustard, bread crumbs, matzo meal, seasoned bread crumbs, salt, pepper, garlic, Worcestershire sauce chopped onion, dried onion..I am sure there were alot more ingredients that I experimented with too! The truth is, my burgers were just ‘okay’.
Until 6 years ago that is! My kids bought Charles and I a gift certificate to a grilling cooking class for our anniversary. Our two good friends, Fran and Robert, joined us and I could go on and on about how much fun we had that night, but we’re here to talk about the burgers!
It seems that we’ve been doing it all wrong for years – all you need is good ground sirloin. Uh huh – that’s it! Read the recipe so you know what to do too! I know you may have your ‘special’ recipe, but trust me, everyone who I encouraged to make burgers this way, is now hooked:) And by the way – grilled pineapple as a topping with burgers is amazing!!!
Last year my kids bought Charles a Stuffed Burger Press that creates the perfect stuffed hamburger, good for chicken or turkey as well. The burgers in the picture are Jarred’s creation! On the stove, in two separate flat pans and using only 1 tsp. of olive oil in each, we caramelized onions and mushrooms that were used in the burgers. Just delicious and healthy to boot!!! This is just a little something extra that you can do to your burgers:)
I’d love to hear from you! Please share your favorite tips on how you enjoy your burgers!
Please feel free to share your ideas and tips in the comments below:)
Makes 6-8 burgers
- 2 pounds ground sirloin
- Optional: Fresh tomato slices, grilled onion slices, grilled pineapple rings, lettuce leaves
What to do:
Divide the meat into 6 or 8 equal portions. Take one patty and using your hands, press the meat together. Slam it down on a cutting board (this is to take the air out), and then do it a second time. Mold it into a patty, and set aside. Repeat this with each patty. Before letting it chill in the fridge for at least 1/2 an hour, make a thumb indentation, like a small well, in the center of each burger.When ready, prepare the charcoal or gas barbeque. Grill the hamburger patties, flipping only once, to your liking.Grill your veggies and pineapple at the same time.Enjoy with your favorite toppings on your favorite hamburger bun!