Saturday, August 2, 2008

August 2008 ROM - TK's Burger Mix

TK’s Burger Mix

Summer just isn’t complete without a few really good BBQs, and a really good BBQ isn’t too hard to pull off if you have a super tasty burger mix. You don’t have a good burger mix, you say? Well then, you have come to the right place. Let’s begin:

Approx. 6 large patties

2 lbs. fresh ground hamburger meat
1 egg, beaten
1/2 medium, yellow onion, pureed in food processor until smooth
3 green onions, finely sliced
2 Tbsp. steak sauce
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 slice of toast, ground into course breadcrumbs in food processor
1 package of Liption onion soup mix (optional)
Course kosher salt and fresh-ground black pepper

Step 1: Combine eggs, onions (yellow and green), steak sauce and Worcestershire sauce (and soup mix, if used) in a large mixing bowl. Stir in breadcrumbs and let sit for a few minutes.

Step 2: Add hamburger to mixing bowl and mix until everything has been incorporated. Store mixture in refrigerator until 30 minutes prior to cooking.

Step 3: Evenly divide mixture and form thick, hand-made patties. Heavily season outside of each patty with coarse kosher salt and fresh-ground black pepper.

Note: Don’t be shy with the seasoning because there is purposely no salt or pepper on the inside of the meat. Coarse kosher salt is less salty than table salt and the seasoning will form a nice crust on the patties as they grill, which adds awesome flavor and texture.

Step 4: Preheat grill on high for 20 minutes before cooking. Cook over medium-high or high heat until a nice crust is formed (3-5 minutes per side) and there is just a little pink left in the center. Remove patties from the grill, cover with aluminum foil, and let them rest for 5 minutes before serving.

TK’s tip: Put the patties on the grill and don’t touch or move them until they are cooked on the first side. Flip them over once and don’t move them again until they are ready to take off the grill. NEVER squeeze them with the spatula and resist the urge to keep flipping them over. The less you bother them the juicier they will be.


Family Days said...

What? No sunflower seeds?!?! :)

TK said...

Sunflower seeds have been known to mysteriously appear only when the chef has nothing but multigrain bread to use for the breadcrumbs.

We have received one unconfirmed report that a TKRC member experimented by adding their own sunflower seeds in an effort to duplicate the results, but this deviation should be taken at one's own risk and will void the recipe's tastiness guarantee.

Tami said...

These are some GOOD burgers! I am proud to say I am married to a wonderful cook!

Lani said...

Mmmmm....I'm salivating on my keyboard. Can we have these over Labor Day weekend?

rt & ilene said...

It's always great to see what you come up with. I love that you're enjoying preparing great dishes for your family. As far as I'm concerned, good memories are always associated with good food--it's good to see that continue on in my children. I love getting good recipes from you. Thanks so much.