Sometimes, I’m shocked at the prices at the store…okay, most of the time. The difference in price from buying pre-made hamburger patties versus the same amount of ground beef is shocking! When I was a newlywed, I discovered this the hard way with a tight budget and a man who loves a great burger. I quickly learned to make hamburgers myself.
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WEEK #6 – HAMBURGERS
One of my favorite reasons for making my own burgers is because I can season the meat the whole way through and not just the outer surface. When the whole patty is properly seasoned you will wonder how you ever ate a pre-made patty. The bad thing about this is that no other burger will do. I can’t eat a restaurant burger because most of the time they just aren’t seasoned properly.
Using a burger press will help you get a perfect shape. Hubbyman likes them perfectly shaped, but I don’t really care…it all tastes the same. But I use the press to make him happy!
I’m not going to share an actual recipe this week. It’s more of guide. We pretty much always do this, it’s a good foundation for all other burgers I make.
Once you have the ground beef in a bowl and have added your ingredients, score the meat with your hand to use as a guide when pulling out meat for each patty.
For about 1 1/4 lbs ground beef, use 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce, 2 tsps steak seasoning, and 2 tsps garlic (I love using Gourmet Gardens…it makes this even easier)
Please welcome the sponsor this week…Gourmet Gardens! They make fresh herbs & spices easy for everyday use. I keep mine in the freezer and use as needed…no need to keep buying fresh herbs that die after a couple days in the fridge. These last a couple months in the fridge or up to six in the freezer!
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