Hamburger patty is such a staple of our diets, but how many of us know how to make it? If you are tired of running to the grocery store every time you want a quick meal, consider making your own ground beef burgers instead. You are sure to love them!
Let’s start to make hamburger patty:
- Put two pounds of ground beef in a bowl. And start breaking it up with your hands, separating the meat so that it is evenly mixed. Then add salt and pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, Worcestershire sauce (optional), paprika (optional), chili (or hot) sauce (optional). Mix the meat well together.
- Form the meat into 6 patties, or whatever size you desire. You’ll need to work quickly, so don’t let them sit too long at this point. Instead, simply form them into patties as best you can. Then place them on a plate to chill while you make the sauce.
- When your patties are properly formed (they should be about ½ inch thick), set things up for browning the meat on a very high heat and keep an eye on it– once it starts to get really brown mix it around with your spatula so that you distribute it evenly, and then keep cooking for 5 more minutes until everything has browned up nice and evenly. Turn the heat off and transfer the meat to a plate.
- Now for the delicious sauce! Put in a pan on medium high heat, about 3 tablespoons of butter, along with an onion, minced if you like a smoother sauce but diced if you prefer it more chunky. After the onion has browned and become soft enough to pierce with a fork, add your pepper and garlic (adding some spice blends if you wish to add more flavor). Stir it all up and let it cook for about 5 minutes, stirring regularly.
- Just before you’re ready to put the patties in the pan, pour in your favourite sauce (ketchup helps make a lighter sauce, but I prefer a thicker one!) and mix up well! Then pour the sauce onto the meat mixture in the pan. Do so mixing it all around so that everything is evenly coated.
- Put patties on heated skillet and cook on burner or stove top grill through. It will tend to burn quickly at first (this is normal). o keep an eye on them until they’re nicely browned.
- Once cooked turn over and put on a plate to cool.
- Serve with additional squeezed lemon, lettuce, tomato, ketchup and whatever else you like. If you’re feeling ambitious serve on a bun!
Quick tips about burger:
- Do not press burger with spatula while cooking.
- If the burgers are looking dry during cooking, add some water and cover the pan.
- If the pan becomes too dry before the burgers are ready to be flipped, add 2 teaspoon of oil and stir fry on medium to high heat.
- Do not overcook the burgers or they will become hard and crunchy.
- Use a thermometer to ensure that beef is thoroughly cooked. Beef is done when it reaches 155 degrees Fahrenheit.
- If the burgers are still pink in the middle, temperature should be increased for the next time you cook hamburgers.
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- For bigger burgers, increase cooking time by 3 to 5 minutes each side. Smaller burgers are usually ready in about 6 minutes per side.
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