Saturday, July 2, 2011

Steak Burger Bursters

Hamburgers are the most eaten food in the world-- aside from french fries that is. It can be eaten as a snack, main or party food. It just something you eat ALL THE TIME. So it's fitting that we have a recipe that's simple and yet satisfying to for both adults and kids.

I saw the original recipe for this on the YUMMY website. I tweaked it a little by adding some chopped onions to it, doubling the recipe and making them huge. (I just like em' BIG I guess)

Steak Burger Bursters

Serves 5 Prep Time 10 minutes Cooking Time 10 minutes

6 regular hamburger buns
1/2 kilo ground beef
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup  store-bought steak sauce or BBQ sauce
1 onion chopped
cheese slices
extra steak sauce for brushing
mayonnaise for spreading
salt and pepper to taste

In a bowl, mix together beef, breadcrumbs, onion and steak sauce. Season with salt and pepper. make sure you mix them really well.

2  Shape into 6 huge  patties  or 9 medium ones.(if you want to store them, take an aluminum foil and lay 3 each on one side, fold the aluminum over them, make dividers per patty and fold the sides. - you can now stack them in the ref and take them out for easy cooking)- note on the patties, if you buy burger buns, the come in 6 to a pack, so if you make 9 pcs, you'll have three extra. You can make a mushroom sauce (recipe below)

3  Grill or pan-fry until cooked to desired doneness. Brush with remaining steak sauce once cooked. -make sure you don't make the heat too high or you'll burn the outside and the inside will still be raw. A medium heat is best. Leave the patty for 2 mins per side then flip. Don't flip it too much or the hamburger will break up.

4  Lightly toast buns. Spread mayonnaise on the bottom buns. Top each with a patty and a cheese slice. I added tomatoes to mine. If I had some lettuce, I would have put it in too.

Mushroom sauce:
1/2 can of cream of mushroom
2 tbsp soy sauce
1/4 cup water

In the pan used to fry the hamburger, pour the cream of mushroom soup, water and soy. Stir until well blended and thick. pour over hamburger and serve with rice.

My kids loved this burger. They had them as an afternoon snack. One thing I would revise is the size. I made MAN size ones and my daughter, who is only 7 couldn't finish hers. I would probably make these into 3 huge ones and 6 regular size ones. You can play with the sizing of the burgers depending on who you will be feeding.

When you grill the burger. DO NOT press them down. This will make the juices run out. juts leave them be. Watch over them carefully and don't over cook them till they are dried as prunes.

Try this and I'm sure the family will ask you to make them again


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