Cook at home: Hamburgers

Do you like hamburgers? McDonald’s or Burger King? Still, no burger can beat a homemade burger. Get your burger game to next level with this recipe! As well, you can top it up with basically any topping you like.

What is a hamburger?

Basically, hamburgers is a flat round cake of minced beef that is fried or grilled and typically served in a bread roll. I just love burgers! It’s easily one of the most liked meals for me and it’s so simple to make it at home! On top of that, it is served in almost every take away place here in England.

The Classic Hamburgers

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground lean (7% fat) beef
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 1/4 cup fine dried bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 or 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • About 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • About 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns (4 in. wide), split
  • About 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • About 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 4 iceberg lettuce leaves, rinsed and crisped
  • 1 firm-ripe tomato, cored and thinly sliced
  • 4 thin slices of red onion

Method

  1. In a bowl, mix ground beef, egg, onion, bread crumbs, Worcestershire, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper until well blended. Divide mixture into four equal portions and shape each into a patty about 4 inches wide.
  2. Lay burgers on an oiled barbecue grill over a solid bed of hot coals or high heat on a gas grill (you can hold your hand at grill level only 2 to 3 seconds); close lid on gas grill. Cook burgers, turning once, until browned on both sides and no longer pink inside (cut to test), 7 to 8 minutes total. Remove from grill.
  3. Lay buns, cut side down, on grill and cook until lightly toasted, 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  4. Spread mayonnaise and ketchup on bun bottoms. Add lettuce, tomato, burger, onion, and salt and pepper to taste. Set bun tops in place.

Please note: If you want absolute bacteria safety, you need to cook your burgers to 160°. This recipe will keep them moist.

What is your favourite hamburger topping?

Please share your favourite hamburger topping or some tips to cook them in comments below!

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