Thursday, May 24, 2018

Beef Burger

There is no better time for burgers. But long weekends, spent grilling and picnicing can never be done without burgers on the menu. With the long weekend coming up, everybody is excited as this one happened after quite a gap of 2 or 3 months. We haven't made a plan yet. Just been lazing around rather than breaking out brains planning on a trip. So we might end up grilling or do a picnic in a park, as a memorial day weekend special. 

Burgers seemed to me as a task, untill I tried it myself. I used to go the hard way of organizing picnics. Pick up the most difficult dish to make and work in the kitchen starting early morning to take it for picnics. And by the time I get to the picnic spot, all I would want is to lie down on the picnic blanket and doze off. That is no fun at all. So I have finally started to do things smart. The carnivores in us would be happy if I packed up some non-veg. So I usually pack sandwiches or burgers that are quick to put together and save all the energy to be burned out at the picnic spot rather than in the kitchen. And that has been working well so far with us.

If you plan to do some grilling this weekend or anytime in summer or throughout the year, grab this recipe and get going. You will not be disappointed. They are so good. Uff... I got my mouth watering already :) .


For the beef patty

  1. 1 pound of ground lean beef
  2. 1 large egg, beaten
  3. 1/2 cup of finely chopped yellow onion
  4. 1/4 cup of bread crumbs
  5. 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced/grated
  6. 1/2 tsp of salt
  7. 1/4 tsp of pepper
For the burger
  1. 4 burger buns
  2. 4 Cheese slices
  3. Ketchup as required
  4. Lettuce leaves, rinsed and as required
  5. 1 ripe tomato, thinly sliced
  6. Few slices of red onion

Cooking of beef patty

  • Into a large bowl, add all the ingredients listed under making of patty. Mix it all well. Divide them into 4 equal portions and shape them into a patty.
  • Place it in the refrigerator for about half an hour.
  • Heat up the grill. Once hot and ready, oil the grill and place the patty on it. 
  • Let it cook on high for about 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook it for another 2-3 minutes untill it is not pink inside.
  • Alternatively, I sometimes make it in the George foreman grill or you could grill it on any grill. In such case, I heat the cast iron and butter it. Toast the patty for about 30 seconds on both sides each. Then transfer it into the grill and cook the patty as per the temperature and time suggested for the grill you own.
Assembly of the burger
  • Apply some butter on both the inner sides of the burger buns. Toast it for about 30 seconds on the grill. 
  • Take the bottom half of the burger bun, place some lettuce leaves. On top of it place the grilled patty, followed by one cheese slice, tomato slices and sliced red onion. Finally place the top half of the burger buns. 
  • Enjoy it hot with some cold drink.
  1. Do not over cook the beef patty. It should be juicy. Over cooking may make it rubbery.
  2. You could also use mayonnaise instead of cheese slices, for the assembly of burger.

1 comment:

  1. ente vayyil kappal that beautiful burger,lovely clicks dear :)


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