Cooking burgers at home

Ms. N Ms. N
I was talking to my friend Allstars316, and he said he has never cooked hamburgers before, and he would like to, so I am collecting recipes for him. He does not have a grill, so he will be cooking them on his stove.

Personally, I use Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt, and black pepper. What's your recipe for cooking burgers?
06/16/2013
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evanescentowl evanescentowl
Quote:
Originally posted by Ms. N
I was talking to my friend Allstars316, and he said he has never cooked hamburgers before, and he would like to, so I am collecting recipes for him. He does not have a grill, so he will be cooking them on his stove.

Personally, I use ... More
We very, very rarely cook burgers at home, but that sounds like the recipe my mom uses. As a kid we would have Boca black bean burgers (which I found and still find disgusting) and chicken burgers (also dislike).
06/16/2013
MrWill MrWill
Quote:
Originally posted by Ms. N
I was talking to my friend Allstars316, and he said he has never cooked hamburgers before, and he would like to, so I am collecting recipes for him. He does not have a grill, so he will be cooking them on his stove.

Personally, I use ... More
80/20 ground beef (any other ratio of fat in the meat is wrong, as 70/30 blend is too greasy, and a 93/7 blend doesn't have enough fat to hold the meat together while it cooks)

Minced onion, almost to the point it is pureed.. Maybe a teaspoon to each pound of meat.

Garlic powder (make sure it is decent quality, or you might as well be adding garlic flavored sand to your meat)

Breadcrumbs and egg- Binders. Will hold your meat together better, and lock in flavor

and pepper (Your choice, to your taste)


I usually lightly dust the outside of the patties with sea salt as well.


Cooking instructions: Cook on one side until it looks cooked, then cook on the other side until hitting 185 in the thickest part of the patty. The fewer times you turn the patty, the more tender it will be.

Let it rest for a few minutes before eating/serving.. It gives the juices of the meat time to absorb into the meat again as much as possible.
06/16/2013
Ms. N Ms. N
Quote:
Originally posted by MrWill
80/20 ground beef (any other ratio of fat in the meat is wrong, as 70/30 blend is too greasy, and a 93/7 blend doesn't have enough fat to hold the meat together while it cooks)

Minced onion, almost to the point it is pureed.. Maybe a ... More
How many eggs and how much breadcrumbs for, say, a pound of meat?
06/16/2013
Ms. N Ms. N
Quote:
Originally posted by evanescentowl
We very, very rarely cook burgers at home, but that sounds like the recipe my mom uses. As a kid we would have Boca black bean burgers (which I found and still find disgusting) and chicken burgers (also dislike).
It all sounds pretty bad *lol*
06/16/2013
KimberlyFDR KimberlyFDR
I'm more of a "see what's in the fridge" kind of person. All measurements are estimated and some ingredients might not be needed/wanted, so just put in what feels right.

2lbs of 80/20 ground beef
2 slices of bread crumbled
Some type of sauce (1/4 cup ketchup or A1 sauce usually)
Cheese (usually I do cubed-up Cabot, but whatever you want to stuff your burgers with)
Spices (onion powder or salt/pepper for me usually)
06/16/2013
Ms. N Ms. N
Quote:
Originally posted by KimberlyFDR
I'm more of a "see what's in the fridge" kind of person. All measurements are estimated and some ingredients might not be needed/wanted, so just put in what feels right.

2lbs of 80/20 ground beef
2 slices of bread ... More
And you mix it all together? That sounds pretty good...like a pan-fried meatloaf.
06/16/2013
MrWill MrWill
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Originally posted by Ms. N
How many eggs and how much breadcrumbs for, say, a pound of meat?
Erm, I can't say I've ever measured, but if I was going to give an idea for measurement I would say 1 egg to a pound of meat and maybe a quarter cup of breadcrumbs? It's really a "you'll know when it is right" thing.
06/16/2013
KimberlyFDR KimberlyFDR
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Originally posted by Ms. N
And you mix it all together? That sounds pretty good...like a pan-fried meatloaf.
Yes, it takes very meatloaf-like (and it's yummy!)
06/16/2013
Kristi :) Kristi :)
I sometimes mix things in my ground meat and sometimes I just put things on the outside. The only time I have used breadcrumbs is for like turkey or chicken so it's not so hard. Broiled burgers aren't too bad. If I can't grill, I'll broil before I use a pan.

Mushroom burgers: I have used dried mushrooms ground and mixed it into the meat. Sometimes Worcestershire, onions, garlic and parsley in the meat. Top with seared mushrooms, caramelized onions and Swiss. For the buns A1 and mayo.

Cuban Burger: regular burger, ham, Swiss, dill pickle slices and mustard on a Hawaiian bun. Butter on the outside of the bun and press it.

Steak house burger: burger with favorite McCormick grill seasoning. BBQ sauce, broil to thicken. Top with a chunk of sharp cheddar, bacon, 2 onion rings, tomato and lettuce. For the bun, lightly toasted with mayo.

Guadalajara Chicken Burger: ground chicken, chipotle and adobo sauce, bread crumbs salt and pepper. Salsa: cherry tomatoes, green onions, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper. Bun, lightly toasted with avocado and mayo mixed.

Pulled Pork Burger: burger, pulled pork with BBQ sauce, sliced cheddar cheese, coleslaw. Bun, toasted.

Pepper Jack Burger: ground meat, minced chili, garlic and onion, salt and pepper. Roasted poblano, pepper jack cheese, lettuce and tomato. Bun, mayo mixed with a little salsa.

Guinness Caramelized Onion Burger: burger, caramelized onions cooked down with Guinness, English cheddar. Bun lightly toasted, little mayo, Dijon mustard.

That's all I can think of for now that isn't too plain and not too much work.
06/17/2013
Ms. N Ms. N
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Originally posted by Kristi :)
I sometimes mix things in my ground meat and sometimes I just put things on the outside. The only time I have used breadcrumbs is for like turkey or chicken so it's not so hard. Broiled burgers aren't too bad. If I can't grill, I'll ... More
Thanks for all of the suggestions. Allstars tends to prefer non-spicy foods, but he might like some of your ideas.
06/17/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I cook my burgers in the oven. To get rid of all that grease. I use some Spanish seasonings on mine. Adobo is a big part of my meat seasonings, that and Sazon. I mostly do that for a lot of my food though, I will boil my chicken, ribs, and if I am cooking hamburg meat I will dump the grease.
06/17/2013
js250 js250
I have a cooling rack that fits in my huge frypan that I cook my burgers on--over high heat. It is more like grilling then and you do not have all the fat in the burger coating it.
06/18/2013
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by Ms. N
I was talking to my friend Allstars316, and he said he has never cooked hamburgers before, and he would like to, so I am collecting recipes for him. He does not have a grill, so he will be cooking them on his stove.

Personally, I use ... More
Personally, I use Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt, and black pepper. What's your recipe for cooking burgers?

That's how we do them as well.

The trick is to not man-handle the meat, the patties should be together but loosely and only flip ONCE. Or else you'll just move all those yummy juices around and end up with a tough burger.
06/18/2013
Kristi :) Kristi :)
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Originally posted by PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I cook my burgers in the oven. To get rid of all that grease. I use some Spanish seasonings on mine. Adobo is a big part of my meat seasonings, that and Sazon. I mostly do that for a lot of my food though, I will boil my chicken, ribs, and if I am ... More
You know.. I never thought to use Sazón on some type of burger. When you season with Sazón, what types of toppings or accompaniments (whatever you wanna call it lol) do you use?
06/18/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
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Originally posted by Kristi :)
You know.. I never thought to use Sazón on some type of burger. When you season with Sazón, what types of toppings or accompaniments (whatever you wanna call it lol) do you use?
I use Sazon for all my meats. I am half puerto rican so it is a daily regiment. I can't go without Sazon and Adobo. I like my burgers with mayo,lettuce, tomato, ketchup, mustard and pickles. But remember while doing burgers you only want to sprinkle a little bit on the top because you know how Sazon leaves that orange color behind.
06/19/2013
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