Old Fashioned Hamburger

Posted on February 6, 2010. Filed under: Beef |

Friday Night. What do you do on a gloomy Friday night? And what do you do when you are both recovering from a cold? You just stay home. But we both wanted a good hamburger. So I made the trek to the store (that’s a little dramatic, we live in Costa Mesa, within 2 minutes of almost every chain and non-chain grocery store). I was shocked that the store was actually busy in a Friday night.

There was a girl about my age, and wearing my standard attire: Nike running shorts, running shoes and a sweatshirt. She was browsing the spices and just getting small amounts of the particular ingredients she needed. I couldn’t help but wonder if she is a foodie who has a food blog and it stocking up on supplies for a new blog post. I kept telling myself that is totally far fetched. But then I reminded myself that so many people who have these fancy food blogs live right here in Orange County. So maybe it was someone whoIi have come across in my blog reading, but maybe not. In any case, that was a waste of 2 minutes of each our lives: me writing about it and you reading it.

With Super Bowl Sunday being tomorrow, these burgers would be a great way to feed the beasts. I mean men. Feed the men.

Makes 2 burgers

1 lb ground beef (I like to use 85% lean)
1 egg
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp deli mustard
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 tbsp butter
*I don’t add extra salt because the Worcestershire has some in it. I am on a new kick to try and use less salt in our house.

Hamburger buns
Sliced Cheese ( i used an organic sharp cheddar)

Preheat an indoor grill (or outdoor obviously)

Dump all the ingredients in a big bowl and use the tines of a fork to mix it. Don’t mush it all together, just mix it with the fork. Divide the meat in half and form each half into a ball. Push 1/2 a tbsp of butter into the center of each ball and form the ball into a patty. The butter makes it extra moist and gives it a touch more flavor.

Cook each burger according to your desired pinkness. I like mine medium well, and that took about 5 minutes on each side.


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