Every food enthusisest should have their own spin on burger making. Mine is a flavorful suburban crowd pleaser. You can use any ground meat and it always comes out tasty. I prefer to make my burgers in a frying pan and finish them in the oven to melt some cheese and grilled onions on top. It also helps keep them warm until dinner time.
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef, turkey, or chicken
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 (1 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix
2 cloves garlic, minced or 1 tsp garlic powder
shredded cheese (for topping)
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Using 2 forks, pull apart meat and mix all ingredients until well combined. Form into 4 equal patties. Make a hole thought the center of your patties with your finger to help them cook through in the center and reduce burger shrinkage once cooked. Heat frying pan to medium high. Cook patties 3-4 minutes per side. Place cooked patties on a foil-lined cookie sheet. Top patties with grilled onions and a handful of your favorite grated cheese. Heat in oven until cheese melts and keep them warm until ready to serve.
Grilled Onions (for burger topping)
1 large onion
1 tbsp butter
splash of red wine or beer (optional)
Thinly slice onion into rings. Melt butter in a frying pan. Toss in onion and saute until soft and slightly browned. Deglaze pan with a splash of beer or red wine.