Prep 10 mins
Cook 6 mins
We make these burgers for our 2 woofers, Buddy and Toodee. They have also given me permission to sample at least one patty to make sure they have the right flavor. Our pets are very special to us, they treat us real well and we reciprocate.
- 1 1⁄2 lbs lean ground beef or 1 1⁄2 lbs ground beef
- 3⁄4 cup crushed saltine crackers
- 2 large eggs, slightly beaten
- 3⁄4 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- In a large bowl, break up ground round.
- Add crushed saltine crackers and using your hands, mix until well mixed.
- Add beaten eggs, garlic powder, salt and pepper, and using your hands, mix until all ingredients are incorporated.
- Divide the mixture into 7 equal amounts (about 3.6 ounces each) and roughly form into patties.
- Using a 3 inch diameter dish with 1 inch sides or a 3 inch diameter cookie cutter, rub interior with some olive oil.
- Place the patty into the dish and using a drinking glass with a smooth bottom, press the patty down until it flattens nicely.
- Turn upside down and remove the formed patty and continue with the remainder patties.
- Preheat a frying pan to medium-high, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
- Using a wooden spoon with 1/4 inch round handle, make a hole in the center of each patty.
- Place the patties into the frying pan and cook for about 3 minutes.
- Turn over and continue to cook for another 2 to 3 minutes or until the hole in the center fully closes. The burger is now properly cooked.
- Remove to a platter to cool and serve a portion to the woofers.
Such a tasty burger. Hearty, filling and best done on the charcoal grill for that summer time taste. The only thing I did add was a splash of worchestershire sauce. Made for Bill in honor of being Chef of the Day~