Just one of the delicious things Jarod and I came up with this past weekend. It was quite possibly the tastiest burger I’ve ever had. Good idea, sweetie!
For the burgers:
If you are a burger making pro, get your ground beef out and put it in a bowl. If you typically add bread crumbs to it, add those to the bowl in your usual ratio.
If you’re not too experienced with making burgers from scratch, then there are a few ways to do it. You can make them with straight ground beef, or you can add bread crumbs. I’ve looked at a few different recipes, and they all combine 1 cup of crumbs per pound of ground beef; you’ll also need 1 egg, to help it all stick together.
*Using leaner meat can lead to dry burgers, since there’s less fat and oil present to keep it moist. Some recipes will recommend adding about a teaspoon of olive oil to the mix before shaping your patties.
You will also need:
3-4 cloves garlic (use less or more if preferred)
5 2- or 3-inch sprigs of fresh rosemary
1/2 stalk lemongrass
salt and pepper to taste
- Strip the leaves off the rosemary stems– if the stems are hard and woody, discard, but if they’re soft and pliable feel free to use them.
- Finely chop the rosemary, garlic, and lemongrass, and add to the bowl with the ground beef. Add a little salt and pepper.
- Make sure your hands are nice and clean, and a little wet (to keep the beef from sticking to you). Knead just enough to thoroughly mix all ingredients, and then shape into patties. They should be about 3/4 to an inch thick, and 3-4 inches across. Remember that bigger burgers take more time to cook.
- We did ours on the stove top; if you’d rather grill them go right ahead! If not: Put your frying pag on medium-high heat and add enough olive oil to coat the bottom. When the oil’s heated (starting to bubble finely) add the patties. Cook 5-10 minutes per side, depending on the size of the burger, until done.
For the garlic toast:
You will need:
2 pieces of white bread per burger
garlic powder and salt, or garlic salt
- Drizzle the oil lightly over the bread, spread with a knife if you have to to get it light and even.
- Sprinkle with garlic powder & salt, or garlic salt.
- Place on a cookie sheet and pop in the oven, cook at around 300 F until slightly crispy. It may depend on your oven, but ours were done just before the burgers.
Place burger on slice of toast, top with second slice, and enjoy!