Recipe by William (Uncle Bill) Anatooskin
There are so many very good burger recipes on ZAAR. I would like to add one more to the group, a very simple method and yet so good.
Top Review by lazyme
Wonderful burger! I thought that it was a little light on the barbecue sauce - but I remedied that - I made this a burger that I dipped in barbecue sauce, lol. I used monterey-jack cheese and cooked it on my stove-top grill pan. Thanks Uncle Bill for another great recipe. Made for Aussie Swap #14.
- 2 lbs lean ground beef
- 1 1⁄4 ounces dry onion soup mix (1 package)
- 2 large garlic cloves, minced
- 4 tablespoons barbecue sauce, of your choice
- 1 large egg
- 1⁄4 cup dry breadcrumbs or 1⁄4 cup cracker
- 8 slices cheese (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Crumble beef in a large mixing bowl.
- Add dried onion soup mix, garlic, barbecue sauce, egg and dry bread crumbs and combine gently but thoroughly.
- Divide meat mixture into 8 equal-sized balls.
- With moistened hands, gently press meat balls into 3/4 inch thick patties, shaping the edges to keep the patties round.
- Using the handle of a wooden mixing spoon, make a hole in the center of the pattie. Make sure that the hole is completely through the pattie.
- Preheat barbecue to High heat (400 F).
- Lightly oil the grill with a vegetable oil.
- Place patties on grill and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, then turn over and cook for 3 minutes.
- Place 1 slice of cheese on each pattie, making a 1 inch square hole in the center of the cheese to expose the hole in the pattie, and continue to cook until the hole in the pattie closes completely.
- You may also test for doneness by inserting a thermometer sideways into the center of the pattie and it should read 160°F.
- Serve on lightly toasted bun of your choice.
- Lightly spread some butter on each side, then spread some mayo.
- Slice some onions and tomatoes and layer on the burger pattie.
- If desired add some lettuce, hamburger relish and mustard.
- This recipe makes 8 - 4 ounce patties.
- NOTE: You may also fry these patties in a frying pan or on a griddle.