It is finally starting to feel a little like spring. It has been a long time coming this year in Iowa. We went from 80′s one weekend, to snowing the next! And since, it has just been rainy, windy, and cold! So this weekend when it was finally sunny and in the 60′s it was time to celebrate! Despite the cold the grass has grown, and was in desperate need of mowing. That meant moving the garage around (move snowblower to the back, lawn mower and bikes to the front). After all of that, picking up about 500 sticks on the lawn, and finally mowing….it was time for a spring meal. I was breaking out the grill! Hamburgers and pasta salad…..can’t get any more summer in my mind.
Now my husband has started to sound like my son “Are you going to blog about hamburgers? Everyone can make a hamburger at home.” Again, I am sure he is right. But I am not a chef, I make everyday food. I do enjoy trying new recipes (quite a few planned for this next week), but we eat normal food, and this blog is about what I cook. So I will blog about burgers!
1 pound ground beef (I use 93% lean, because of calories, but more fat = more flavor)
1 Tbls Worchestershire Sauce
1/4 of a small onion
Salt & Pepper
Mix everything together in a bowl. I like to use a hand-held grater to grate the onion in. This gives you the advantages of onion (moisture, extra flavor), but you aren’t biting down on chunks of onion. My son won’t eat it if he can see them, so this works well for him. Once everything is mixed together, form into patties. You want to be careful not to over mix the meat. Form the patties with a well in the middle, so they don’t balloon up into balls on the grill.
Put on a hot grill, for about 10-12 minutes, depending on how done you like them. We like just a little pink on the inside, so closer to 5 minutes a side. You can toast the buns on the top rack of the grill, or off to the side for the last few minutes of grilling.
While they are cooking, get your toppings ready. I LOVE Avocado’s and will use any excuse to eat them. They are great on burgers. When I first met my husband he didn’t really enjoy Avocado’s, but I have converted him!