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.