Hamburger Patties

Recipe by PanNan
READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    lbs ground beef (80 - 85% lean, more lean is too dry)
  • 2
    tablespoons dried onion flakes
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 12
    teaspoon pepper
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DIRECTIONS

  • Sometimes I vary the seasonings- using a steak seasoning or Cajun seasoning instead of salt and pepper.
  • Mix ingredients with your hands using a light touch.
  • Don't be tempted to overmix.
  • If you do, it becomes too dense.
  • When charcoal grilling, add 1/2 cup water to the beef mixture to keep it from drying out.
  • For pan frying, don't use a nonstick pan- it won't brown as well, and heat some oil in the pan before adding burgers to keep the burgers from sticking and to help sear and form a nice brown, crispy exterior.
  • Either method will take about 10- 12 minutes of cooking time, depending on thickness of patty, temperature of heat source and your preference (we like ours medium cooked).
  • Note: when pan-frying don't be tempted to press down and squeeze all the juice out, just turn them more often (turn only once on the grill).
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