Friday, August 3, 2012

The Basic Beef Burger Patty

Sometimes it's nice to just keep things simple.


My life was made complete a few weeks ago with a brand new barbecue, and we aren't even close to being finished exploring all the options that are now available to us. Kebobs, steak, hot dogs, and burgers now make a regular appearance on our table. But freezer box-brand burgers leave a lot wanting, and I wanted to create a simple burger patty recipe that can be frozen for future use.

Cheap and easy, these burgers go from prep to grill in no time!





Basic Beef Burger Recipe

Ingredients:
2 lbs lean ground beef
1 egg
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp salt
a few grinds of black pepper

Directions:
In a large bowl, mix the beef, egg, and spices until well combined.

Form the beef mixture into disc-shaped patties, about 10-15 cm (4-5 inches) wide, and 2.5 cm thick (1.5 inches).  Press a section into the middle of the burger with your thumb for even cooking.

Cook on medium-high for 6-7 minutes each side.

If freezing, place wax or parchment paper and stack in a freezer-friendly container or bag.

2 comments:

  1. Oooh! Cayenne pepper? I'm going to try veganizing your patty recipe because I found the perfect egg replacement (ground flax seeds soaked in water!) I'll let you know how it goes.

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  2. So...if I make the patties out of thawed hamburger, is it a problem to re-freeze it without cooking them, i.e. can I freeze the raw patties made from previously thawed raw hamburger?

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