Tuesday, March 29, 2011

All-American burger recipe - Get ready for summer and picnics!

I admit, it's still pretty cold here in Buffalo, NY. Okay, it's really, really cold. Today is the first day it's actually above freezing in a week. But still, I'm dreaming of summer and grilling. To cheer up the family, I've pulled out all of our favorite burger recipes and we're going to have burgers this weekend. I'll make mine on the George Foreman grill, but you can make these under the broiler, on the grill or fry them up in a pan. I hope you enjoy!

The All-American Burger
2 pounds 80% to 85% lean ground beef
salt and black pepper, to taste
8 hamburger buns (I like hard rolls)
2 Tbsp. prepared yellow mustard
2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
2 cups. iceberg lettuce, shredded
2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 cup. thinly sliced dill pickles chips


Divided the meat into 8 equal parts. Form the meat into balls, then smash the balls between sheets of waxed paper into patties that are about 5-inches across and 1/2-inch thick. Season lightly with salt and generously with pepper.
Preheat a pancake griddle or large skillet. Flip the patties onto the griddle and fry until done through and brown on both sides.
Meanwhile, prepare the buns. Spread one side of each bun with mustard and the other with mayo. Layer on lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and pickles. Once the patties are cooked, transfer them to the prepared buns, slap the lids closed and serve at once.

Makes 8 servings.

Rachael's Recipe Notes:
For the All-American Cheeseburger, add a slice of good quality American cheese, or good quality sharp or extra-sharp Cheddar cheese.

Till next time, I remain Frugally Yours!
Rachael Monaco

1 comment:

  1. There's nothing like a good burger, Rachael, and yours look wonderful!