Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Perfect Burger

The Perfect Hamburger ||
Whenever my husband Bryan makes dinner, it early always is on the grill. And not a gas grill, as he's quick to point out. He made these burgers a few nights ago and unfortunately, all I had time for was one quick, dark, iPhone photo. While he was making these babies up, I was writing down his ingredients, measurements and instructions and he couldn't resist throwing in a few unsolicited words of advice:  if you have a gas grill, stop here and return when you have a charcoal grill. And, my favorite; Use any kind of cheese to top your burgers, except American... ick! Do you use a gas grill? It's definitely faster and less cumbersome than a charcoal grill. And to be honest, a little American cheese never hurt anybody!

The Perfect Hamburger Patty
serves 5


1 pound ground beef

1 egg, lightly beaten

2 tablespoons A1 Sauce

1/4 of a white onion, finely minced

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/3 cup Parmesan cheese

1. Light your grill. (We do not use a gas grill, only charcoal or wood so getting the coals to the right temperature can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. If you're using a gas grill do what you do to get it to the right temperature.)

2.In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients for the patties. Mix using your hands, being careful not to squeeze the mixture, or use a fork and lightly fluff everything together until combined. Once everything is combined, form into patties. (We make them about 1 inch thick) layer patties on a large plate, between layers of parchment or wax paper, and refrigerate.

3. Grill patties until desired doneness. Top with cheese about 3 minutes before you will pull them off. (We like them medium)

4. Put patties on prepared buns, (we like Kaiser rolls with a little ketchup and mustard spread inside) Top with lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado, a fried egg, caramelized onions, bacon, whatever you'd like!

Terrible photo in the dead of night, by me

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