Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Best Hamburger the Crazy Date Quest

Joel and I love hamburgers. When we go on dates we often find ourselves scoping out hamburger places around town. We like Smashburger and The Habit in St. George for fast food type of burger. In Kingman we loved Mr. D's.

We went out for an anniversary date and went to a place called George's. The menu had rib eye, fish, sandwiches..we found ourselves craving a burger. The burger actually tasted like meat! It was a revolution that the places we like actually were a little bland. It rocked our hamburger world.
Being on a budget we really can't afford a 10 dollar burger often so we thought why don't we try hamburgers at home. Why do we always go out for them? 15 year old habit, I guess.

I went to the library, my home away from home, after work. I found books on hamburgers. I wanted to try a recipe I found in a book by Ina Garten. I went to the local butcher because I had a coupon and got the type of meat I needed to make the most wonderful burger. Fresh ground meat, it does make a difference and is still cheaper than going out.

We loved this recipe. Made enough to eat and then freeze burgers for another day. One of the things Joel loves is a fried egg on his burger. I love fresh veggies and super sauteed onions. Onions that have cooked 15-20 minutes kind of onions. Yummy!

Hamburgers (recipe by Ina Garten)
Ingredients for 12 quarter pounders

2 pounds ground chuck
1 pound ground sirloin
3 tablespoons steak sauce (recommended: Crosse & Blackwell, I used A1 with black pepper)
6 extra-large egg yolks
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter

1. Mix the meats, steak sauce, egg yolks, salt, and pepper with the tines of a fork, but do not mash it. 2. Press into a patty shapes. 
3. Make an indentation and put a thin slice of butter inside each hamburger, making sure the butter is entirely encased in the meat.
4. Cook the hamburgers for 3 to 5 minutes on each side until almost done. 
5. Remove to a plate and cover with aluminum foil. Allow the hamburgers to rest for 5 minutes.
6. Serve with favorite toppings and buns


Vicki said...

Omg I've been through your town years ago! It's really pretty in that part of the country. Did you make the buns, too? It's fun to go out but I bet your burgers were far healthier.

Virginia Taylors said...

Vicki!! You amaze me. I bet you have made burger buns..I have never considered it! I will have to do that one day. I sure love when you stop by my blog. If you are ever in town..I will make this burger for you.