Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Best Homemade Burgers!

My hubby has a serious weakness for a yummy hamburger! Especially when its been homemade. I'm also always trying to find ways to impress my hubby with my cooking abilities, so I set out on Pinterest for one I thought looked delicious! I found it, tried it, and it was delicious! So thank you to Ashley, from Little Miss Mama blog. I did have all the ingredients her burgers called for but I also have some of my own flavors that I really like, so I took her recipe and made it a little bit more fitting for my family.

Here is how I made the burgers...

First, you need the following ingredients:

  • 2 lbs ground beef (its best to use 85/15 so you have enough fat in the meat to hold it together)
  • 1/4 cup bbq sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded Tillamook Mexican cheese (half pepper jack & medium cheddar cheese)
  • 2 Tablespoons of McCormick's Hamburger seasoning (seasoning includes: salt, black pepper, chili pepper, onion, red bell peppers, sugar, garlic and natural flavors.)
  • Sliced cheddar cheese
  • Hamburger buns
(Litte tip: You don't ever want to add an egg or bread crumbs to make your hamburgers... unless you like your burger to taste like meatloaf.)

Directions: Combine ground beef, bbq sauce, shredded cheese and Hamburger seasoning. Form into 1 inch thick (or more) patties. I like to make mine fairly large around because they shrink down when cooking. I throw the hamburger patties on my pancake griddle (yikes I know) because I don't have a grill. Use what you got is my motto. Keep in mind, these are hamburgers that are meant to be made inside, not on your bbq grill due to the fact that they will fall apart.

Make sure your griddle is nice and hot when you first put them on and then turn it down to about medium to medium high. It took about 4 minutes on each side. Just make sure you don't burn them.

While the burgers are grilling, whip up the yummy secret sauce to go with it. This recipe also comes from the Little Miss Mama blog. It taste pretty darn close to Inn & Outs sauce. Yum!

 Here's what you need: 
 1 teaspoon Johnny's seasoning salt (or your preferred brand)
3/4 cup Mayo
1/4 cup Ketchup
1/4 cup Relish (I used sweet relish)
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce

Mix it all together and taste it. If it needs a little more of something, add it. 

Another thing you should do while grilling the burgers is butter your hamburger buns and set them in the broiler to be toasted. It adds a little extra something to your hamburgers and keeps your bread from getting soggy.

Now the best part... add all the toppings you like.
I melted a slice of cheese on top with lettuce, tomato, and onion. If I had it, I would have added avocado and bacon. YUM! Put your own spin on it and enjoy!!! 

If you're looking for an all american meal, check out our Apple Crisp Pie for dessert!

I hope you enjoy the Burgers as much as we did!

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