Happy National Hamburger Day.
Here is a recipe to help you celebrate this special day.
- Prep time: 20 minutes
- Total time: 25 minutes
- Portion size: 6 burgers
- 1 cup (250 mL) fresh bread crumbs
- 2/3 cup (150 mL) sodium-reduced beef broth
- 450 g medium ground beef
- 450 ground sirloin
- 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
- 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
- 6 buns, (hamburger, pretzel or pain au lait), split and toasted
In bowl, mix bread crumbs with broth; let stand for 5 minutes. In large baking dish, add beef and sirloin; sprinkle with bread crumb mixture, salt and pepper. Mix gently just until combined and no streaks of bread crumb mixture are visible (do not overmix).
Shape into six 5- x 1/2-inch (12 x 1 cm) patties. (Make-ahead: Layer between
parchment paper in airtight container; refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)
Place on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until instant-read thermometer inserted sideways into patties reads 160°F (71°C), about 8 minutes. (Alternatively, cook patties in grill pan or skillet with up to 2 tsp olive oil over medium-high heat, turning once.) Serve in buns.
Tip: Stirring the beef mixture together in a baking dish rather than a bowl allows you to evenly season the meat without handling it too much. For the most tender burgers, it’s best not to overmix.