Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Re: Homemade burger recipes
I usually just use whatever is lying around, but of course there are the favorites...
An egg or two
Garlic (minced cloves or powder in a pinch)
Mrs Dash (tons of different flavors, they're all good for burgers except the pork and chicken one)
Lots of fresh ground pepper
Onions, but not too many, great flavor but they can change the texture if you use too many
Anything else lying around that sounds good in a burger.
Mix it all up in a bowl and let it sit covered in the fridge for a few hours.
Take it out and ALWAYS let it get up to room temperature before grilling.
Brush them with olive oil and salt them (it won't make them dry at this point) right before you grill them.
Never EVER flatten them out on the grill with the food turner.
Turn them only ONE time.
Also, a little trick is after you have made the patties, use your thumbs to make an indentation in the center top and bottom of each burger. Kind of a smooth shallow little bowl on both sides. Burgers tend to swell in the middle while cooking so by doing this you end up with a flat burger instead of a pregnant one that's all swelled up in the middle.