A Better Burger

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We’ve all had a hamburgers, good ones, bad ones, decent ones. I fear that most of us have even succumbed to the “ok” burger and not really thought a lot about it. I realized that I even started to determine a good burger by the toppings rather than the meat, accepting that the burgers were probably going to taste like plain old ground beef and may be even a little dry.

I’ve had plenty of restaurant burgers that have tasted great, don’t get me wrong, but I think we tend to let the quality of our burgers slide when we are doing them in our own homes. I’m guilty of this myself, I’m not accusing any one individual! I remember, the first time I had a burger that really “popped” was when my brother in law made burgers for my family. He spread out the meat on wax paper into a rectangle, sprinkled chopped onions on one half of the meat, and folded the other half right on top. He cut up the meat into square patties and it opened up a whole new world of wonder for me when it came to the hamburger!

This burger recipe that I have come up with really only takes about 10 extra minutes of your time (if you are taking your time or making bulk). You can add another 5 or 10 minutes for forming the patties. So if you are going from buying frozen patties to these then you’ll have a 20 minutes difference max, if you are already buying ground beef and forming your own burgers, then there is really no reason not to try this!!!!

You grate onions right on top of the ground beef, this way you get all of the flavor of the onions in every single bite of your burger from all the wonderful onion juice that comes from grating it. Another perk, don’t have huge chunks of onions distracting you either! Then all you need is a little pressed garlic and some parsley, pepper and salt! Then these burgers are over the top!!! You will not be sorry if you try these and if you are like me, you will never go back to plain old burgers again.

Hamburgers

by: Becca F. Fillmore, dinnerforeveryone.com

1 lb ground beef

1/2 medium onion, grated

2 large garlic cloves, pressed or very finely minced

1 teaspoon parsley

1/4 teaspoon pepper

Salt

Place ground beef in a bowl (it grills nicer if you let it get to room temperature, but it’s not required). Grate onion and press garlic right on top of the ground beef. Add Parsley and pepper and combine until ingredients are evenly distributed (don’t be afraid to use your hands). Make hamburger patties and sprinkle patties with salt right before grilling.