May is about the time we begin.
AND what else would be more appropriate than burgers to
kick the season off with a bang?
This recipe has a history.
Long ago I was a devoted pre-formed,
frozen hamburger patty girl.
Ease of operation was my motto.
BUT...something happened to change all that!
We innocently stumbled upon the Best Burgers
E.V.E.R. while visiting with friends
one summer day a few years ago.
My sweet friend kindly relinquished the recipe and
life has not been the same since.
These are now the staple burgers served around here...
N.O.T.H.I.N.G. else will do!
The patties can be made ahead of time and frozen
if you are after convenience without sacrificing taste.
OR a batch can be whipped up on the day of the BBQ.
Whatever you choose to do will not alter the results ~
requests all around for the recipe.
AND you have landed in the right place to acquire said recipe.
Adapted from the Looneyspoons Cookbook (I think it is this one)...
remember, I got the recipe from my friend!
Esther's Hamburger Patties
1 lb Lean ground beef (organic grass fed, if possible)
2 Tbsp. Onion ~ minced
2 Cloves garlic ~ minced
1 Egg (organic, if possible)
1 Tbsp. Ketchup
1 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 tsp. Chili powder
1/2 tsp. Celery Seed (do NOT omit)
1/4 tsp. Cumin
1/4 tsp. Salt (I use sea salt)
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black peppper
Mix together all ingredients except the meat.
Add the meat and work together well.
Form into four 1/4 inch patties and separate with parchment or waxed paper.
Set in fridge (or freeze) until ready to grill.
If grilling from fresh they will take about 5 minutes per side on a medium hot grill...
be sure they are thoroughly cooked!
Fix up with your favourite toppings and enjoy the taste of summer! :)