Recipe by William (Uncle Bill) Anatooskin
I cooked these patties for a Fund Raiser and served over 260 persons, both young and mature. They were a tremendously big hit with all.
Top Review by lazyme
Fantastic! I made these as directed, ate one and froze the rest (raw) for other times (I knew there would be other times, lol!). I used Kraft Hickory Smoke barbecue sauce and loved the idea of the hole - I've always just made a dent in the center before. This worked really well. I also made recipe #354476 to go with these since you suggested onions and mushrooms - and I love big messy burgers! Thanks Uncle Bill for yet another great keeper. Made for Alphabet Chef Tag.
- 2 lbs lean ground beef
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1⁄2 cup finely chopped onion
- 1⁄2 cup crushed soda crackers or 1⁄2 cup fine dry breadcrumb
- 3⁄4 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 tablespoons hickory barbecue sauce
- 6 tablespoons olive oil (for frying)
Directions See How It's Made
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together ground round, beaten eggs, onions, soda crackers, garlic powder, salt, pepper and barbecue sauce. Mix until well incorporated.
- Weigh out hamburger patties to 6 - 7 ounce each.
- Press together and flatten to about 3 1/2" in diameter or use a mold.
- The patties should be about 3/4" thick.
- Using a round wooden spoon handle (about 1/4" round), make a hole in the center of the hamburger pattie.
- In a frying pan over medium-high heat, heat olive oil.
- Place 3 patties into the hot oil and fry for about 2 to 3 minutes, the hole will begin to close.
- Turn patty over and continue to fry for about 2 to 3 minutes.
- The hole that was made in the pattie will fill in when the hamburger is cooked through properly.
- Check for doneness to make sure there is no pink showing.
- NOTE: If the burger mixture does not hold together when squeezed, add some milk and mix to blend.
- Serve in a nice large bun that is warmed and buttered with a spread of mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, a slice of sweet onion, a slice of a large tomato, and a leaf of lettuce.
- A slice of Swiss cheese layered on the burger patty is great.
- A pickle of your choice adds an additional touch.
- Fry some mushrooms and spread some over the top of the bun.
- Fried caramalized onions are a good added touch.
- This makes a fantastic hamburger.