My Famous Homemade Burgers #Recipe

Saturday, February 12, 2011 Posted by Aleksandra Nearing

I am somewhat of a burger snob, generally refusing to order a burger at any type of restaurant.  I do love to make my own juicy burgers.  It's easy and you are guaranteed a wonderful, flavorful burger.

4 pounds ground beef (sometimes I toss in some organic ground buffalo)
1 large onion, finely chopped
4-8 cloves garlic, minced (we love garlic)
1/2 cup finely chopped veggies of your choice
1/2 cup random sauces
1 egg
1/2 to 1 cup bread crumbs

I start a big bowl of random sauces.  Worcestershire, mustard, BBQ sauce, soy sauce, hot sauce even salsa works well.  I use this as an opportunity to finish off any little bottle of sauce that is cluttering my fridge.  Get creative...but not TOO creative.  I draw the line at fish-based sauces :)

Chop some veggies.  Onions are a must, green peppers work well.  I have even tossed fresh chopped spinach in my burgers.  Chop finely and sauté with a little olive oil until cooked through.

Mix everything together - sauce, veggies, meat egg.  Work through with your hands and add breadcrumbs as needed if you have accidentally over-sauced your mixture.

Now you are ready to form your burgers.  I make mine about an inch thick and rather wide.  They plump when you grill them.  4 pounds of meat makes a LOT fo burgers so these are great for leftovers or a BBQ party.  Enjoy!

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  1. Dina said...

    Mmmm... craving one right now!

  2. Jackie said...

    Mmmm..... I love burgers on the grill!!!

    I like the idea of using up the sauces in the fridge. I'll be trying that next time I make burgers!

  3. Vicky said...

    Found your site while browsing over at TriberR and what a lucky day for me. We are having some friends over tonight (just found out) and I have everything to try this burger recipe. Your sauce idea is brillant! Thanks for sharing

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