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Best Beef Burgers

I promised I’d give you this recipe, so here it is.

Our family eats a ton of seafood, chicken, tofu and vegetarian protein sources..

Best Beef Burger 3so now and then I have to make a point of choosing a protein that is a rich source of iron.

Best Beef Burger 2{ A bit of a “wardrobe malfunction” in these photos, there would seem to be more toppings than burger. }

Best Beef Burger 5But I’ll be honest, I sometimes think the burger and bun is just a vehicle designed to convey all of those extra bits.. I love relish, ketchup, barbecue sauce, pickled cabbage, pickles and mustard.. all of the above, all of the time and all at once!

Best Beef Burgers 1My son loved this recipe, so I took the time to measure the ingredients and write it down so he could make them himself.

Best Beef Burger 4It’s an easy recipe, the first time I made it I didn’t even bother measuring, so if you’re confident in what you like, just chuck everything in without measuring.. I’m sure it will taste the same!

I love these little colourful knives, they are French Laguiole Knives from Anthropologie.

The pottery is also a favourite, picked up at a Farmer’s Market in BC.. I love collecting these dishes from local potters!

Best Beef Burgers
Serves: approx 9
  • 2 lbs extra lean ground beef
  • 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp dried mustard powder
  • 1 - 2 tsp garlic powder, use 1-2 real garlic cloves if you want to get fancy
  • 1 tsp seasoning salt
  • 3/4 large onion, diced
  • Hamburger Buns
  • Toppings
  1. Preheat the barbecue at a temperature just above medium (approx 450F)
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients from the hamburger through to the onion. Mix thoroughly, I find it easier to mix by hand.
  3. Form the patties into 4" x 3/4" rounds.
  4. Spray the grill lightly with cooking spray and place the patties over the heat. Cook one side for approximately 7-8 minutes or until it is browned and has grill marks. Flip over and cook for another 7-8 minutes or until cooked through.
  5. Serve immediately on hamburger buns with toppings.

 Love, Smidge Bluebird tiny

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