By Devonviolet on July 23, 2010
Photo by Devonviolet
Photo by Devonviolet
"I love to cook creatively. One night I had thawed a pound of lean, grange fed, ground beef, to put on the grill. But, I didn't want plain burgers. I started adding what I thought would give the burgers good flavor and texture. I think it started with grated carrots, caramelized onion and garlic, and went from there. When my hubby brought them in from the grill, I was pleasantly surprised, that they smelled so great, and tasted awesome. They taste great on a bun, with lettuce and tomato, but we had them, that night, with buttered bow tie pasta, and a simple salad. My husband named them, when we talked about serving them to our grandson, who can be a picky eater. He said we should give them a fun name, and maybe he would be more willing to eat them. He suggested "Circus Burgers", because of the orange, of the carrot. Well, Joshua loves them, and the name has stuck. :D"
Serving Size: 1 (122 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"I registered with Food.com only to write a review to this recipe... that's how well it worked.
The first thing I enjoyed about this recipe was how easy it was to form the patties. The chia gel is an excellent combiner! & you know that the more you mix your beef & pat it into patties, the drier it gets. The patties formed like clay. Second, they shrunk less & seemed to cook a bit quicker (however, that may be because of grilling methods--I put the patties over really hot coals).
It worked well. I wish I would have gotten a shot of it for ya. They glistened off the grill.
I purchase & use only grass-fed beef from a local farm. I usually have to coat my burgers with vegetable oil to keep them from drying out (a little helpful hint for ya, there). I have been eating chia seeds for a few months now in my oatmeal & smoothies. Blah blah blah.
I got to thinking that with their ability to hold on to water, the seeds may retain the moisture that I wanted for my burgers. So I Googled it & this was the first recipe that specifically addressed my query.
Thanks for sharing, DevonViolet!"
"These burgers were great - my hubby who doesn't like burgers,
ate 3 of them. Thanks for sharing."