Saturday, June 25, 2011


Hamburgers are probably my favorite thing about summer.  As I'm sure you noted from yesterdays post, I love to BBQ.  I happen to have a thing against pre-made burger patties.  First, they probably aren't as good for you, and secondly, the taste isn't nearly as good as what it would be if you made your own.

I made some up the other day and managed to take pictures!  Here is a basic recipe for making these little beauties.

1 lb Extra Lean Ground Beef
1/2 lg Onion, diced
1 Clove Garlic, diced
2/3-3/4 Cup Quick Cooking Oats (you may need more, or less, you be the judge)
1 Egg
3/4 tsp. Roasted Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp. Pepper
3/4 tsp. Seasoning Salt
1 tsp. Cajun Seasoning
1/2 tsp. Italian Spices
1/3 tsp. Nutmeg
4 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce (I'm always a little heavy handed with this stuff)
(you can add any other spices you might like, or adjust to your personal taste)

Mix all ingredients together so that it just sticks together.  Add more oatmeal if its too runny (but don't add too much or you'll have dry burgers).  Shape into hamburgers.  Place them in the refrigerator until ready to use.  I usually let mine sit for an hour or two before I'm ready to cook.  Just lets the spices all mingle together.  Place on grill, make fancy grill marks, and serve with any toppings you may like!

The buns were used from my FRENCH BREAD post.  I just made them flat, because I don't like a burger with too much bun.  I added: ketchup, mustard, mayo, pickles, lettuce, cheese, and of course bacon.  On the side was a little bit of cottage cheese.  All I know is that this totally hit the spot!  I can't wait for leftovers!


  1. OOOOOOOMMMMMMMMGGGGGGGGGGG That burger looks delicious. Hurry up sunshine i want a bbq now. xx

  2. Oh man! Those look delicious. That just made me so hungry!

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