These burgers are from a few weeks ago. I delayed posting them because I didn’t want all of my posts to be about burgers. I didn’t want you to get bored… and I didn’t want to get bored of writing about burgers. I’ve been making a lot of burgers in the last few months. I make burgers at work and then come home and make more burgers (mind you, mine are a bit more fun because I can put all kinds of ingredients in them).
These burgers in particular were not planned. They were a last minute “you’re leaving at what time and need burgers!?” creation. I was going to roast some Anaheim peppers and add them to the mixture, but there just wasn’t enough time. I hadn’t panned on adding bacon or onion for that matter. I wasn’t very happy with the burger mixture because I had to make last minute changes. Despite that, they were very good. Bryan took two over to a friend’s place to cook for dinner… he tells me everyone else thought they looked and smelled amazing.
I kept two at home for us. I was much less disappointed with the burgers once they were cooked and served for dinner.
Have you ever had to make an unplanned meal in a hurry? How did it turn out?
Beef Burgers with Bacon and Red Onion
- 1 pound ground beef – approximate cost $4.50
- 1 egg – approximate cost $0.35
- 1 cup breadcrumbs – approximate cost $0.75
- 4 slices of bacon – approximate cost $1.00
- 1/2 red onion – approximate cost $0.30
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning – approximate cost $0.10
- 1 teaspoon black pepper – approximate cost $0.10
- 1 teaspoon sea salt – approximate cost $0.05
- 8 slices of old cheddar cheese (about 200 grams) – approximate cost $2.00
- 4 cheese buns – approximate cost $2.00
- Cook the bacon (I baked it in the oven).
- Grate the red onion.
- Crumble the bacon.
- Combine the ground beef, egg, breadcrumbs, onion, bacon, Italian seasoning, sea salt and black pepper in a large mixing bowl.
- Mix thoroughly using your hands (but be careful not to over-work the meat, that will make it tough).
- Divide the beef mixture into 4 portions.
- Shape each portion into a burger patty.
- Cook the burger patties any way you like!
- Barbecue the burgers until cooked through and slightly toast the buns.
- Fry the burgers over medium-high heat.
- Grill the burgers on a counter-top grill.
- Broil the burgers in the oven, turning once to cook both sides.
- Serve on cheese buns with two slices of old cheddar cheese and your favourite toppings!
Serve with slices of your favourite vegetables and condiments.
- Red onion
- Spanish onion
- Barbecue sauce
- Dill relish
Makes 4 servings (approximate cost: $2.79 per serving + toppings and condiments).
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