From Our Farm to Your Table

Ground Beef Burgers

Tue, 2015-01-13 22:13 -- tmdowney
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Burgers made from ground beef!

Ground Beef Burger

Ingredients: 

Miles Smith Farm Grass Fed Ground Beef
Salt & pepper

For each pound of ground beef: (Optional)
One Egg
2 Tablespoons of seasonings of choice
1/4 cup bread crumbs, Quinoa flakes or other cooked grain

Preparation: 

Burgers are a really simple food to make and a good choice to get started on eating local food, especially grass fed beef. The easiest method is to take ground beef as is, shape it and cook it. But if you have a few minutes and put on your imagination hat, you can make a fantastic burger even better. Just add a bit of seasonings.

If you need to extend the meat just a bit to feed everyone, add some bread crumbs. I prefer quinoa flakes or cooked rice.  Here is where you would add the optional egg as it will help to hold it all together.

Mix the beef, salt & pepper, seasonings, bread crumbs & egg with your hands until the egg is incorporated into the beef.  Pull off a fist full of beef and shape into a ball.  Flatten the ball a lot! You really want the burger to be very flat and no more than a half inch thick.. If the burger isn't flat, once cooked, you end up with a big meatball!   So make the burger really, I mean really flat. Use a cooking spatula to press it flat. Make sure to do this before you put the burger in the skillet. Never flatten once it is in the skillet or you will squeeze all the juice right out of the burger and it will become dry.

Add the burger to a hot, oiled skillet. Cook on one side until the edges start to look a little brown and the meat is released from the pan.  Flip the burger and cook until the juices just run clear.  It is best to have it pink in the middle.

Serve with some Oven Fried Potatoes and tossed greens and salad dressing.

Enjoy!

Seasoning Combinations:

Oregano, Basil, Garlic, Thyme

Rosemary, Garlic, Cayenne

Coriander, Marjoram, Turmeric, Parsley

Add some Feta in with the beef

Shred some carrot and mix in with the beef

Let your imagination go.  

Close your eyes and open your nose to some new combinations of fabulous herbs and spices.

 

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