Friday, March 20, 2015

Tasty Burgers

Has anyone else noticed the price of boxed burgers sky-rocketing over the last few months? I have. Fifteen dollars for 8 burgers is insane! And that's if you can even find them - there use to be an amazing selection of gourmet-style patties on the market.  Now, in my area at least, we're lucky to find the regular beef kind. And those, my friends, can get pretty boring after awhile.  Let's shake up your taste buds with these awesome burgers!

Portabello, Bacon & Cheddar Burgers


Ingredients:

2 kg Lean Ground Beef
3 Large Eggs
1 Large Portabello mushroom, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
1 Cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded (or use your favourite, mozzarella is another amazing option)
2 Cups Bread Crumbs
8 Strips Bacon (Cooked to very crispy, finely chopped)
1 Medium Onion, finely chopped
1/4 Cup Worcestershire Sauce
1 tbsp Dried Parsley
1 tbsp Fresh Garlic, minced




Directions:

1. It's imperative that all the ingredients are finely chopped, if they are too big you risk the burgers falling apart while cooking.

2. This part is easy!  Just mix everything together in a very large bowl.  I find working everything together with my hands is the most effective way to get this done - get in there and smush it, it's therapeutic :D . Please make sure you wash your hands before & after!

3. Scoop out about a baseball size portion (it works out to be about 1/4 lb) of the mixture, press into a  patty on 4' square of waxed paper and set aside.  Continue until all the patties are formed.




4. For convenience to freeze; I stack two patties together (with the waxed paper in between), wrap them in aluminium foil and place into freezer bags.  You should be able to get about 16 - 18 patties.



Pair these up with my Brioche Buns and add your fav toppings to make it all yummy.


Stay Sweet!
Tammy