Thursday, February 05, 2009

Mikey Burgers

My brother-in-law, Michael, is staying with us for now and he had an insatiable craving for hamburgers a few days ago. Perhaps he was craving burgers because we have a new grill and the weather is quite nice here, or he's just low in iron. Nevertheless, he prepared these hamburgers for us and they were really good. He, of course, added all 5 cloves of garlic, but it's definitely up to you. We also used excellent buns we bought at Mike's new favorite place, Panchita's Bakery in Golden Hill.

INGREDIENTS (makes 6 to 7 burgers)

  • 1 lb. ground chuck
  • 1 lb. ground sirloin
  • half a red onion, chopped
  • 3 to 5 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 to 5 dashes of Worcestershire Sauce
  • Salt & pepper
  • Hamburger buns, lettuce, tomato, onions, mayo, mustard, catsup, etc...

In a large bowl add the ground chuck and ground sirloin, the chopped onions and garlic and mix, gently, with your hands until it's well combined. Add several dashes of worshy sauce and mix to combine again.

Lay out a piece of parchment on a shallow tray and start forming your patties. Place patties over parchment.

Let the patties rest 10 minutes before you start grilling.

Setup your grill for direct-heat grilling and grill patties, about 5 minutes per side, or depending on how you like them. While patties are on grill, season with salt and pepper. And if you want cheese, place a slice of American during the last two minutes of grilling.

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