Thursday, March 11, 2010

The best hamburgers EVER... and oven fries.

I found this recipe forever ago but I've tweeked it so much and it was so long ago that I found it, that I do not know who to give credit to. But since I've made it my own, I'll credit myself :)

Hamburgers and Oven fries (below)

Ingredients (for hamburgers)
1 lb ground beef (85% fat is the best select of meat for hamburgers)
2 tablespoons Prepared Horseradish (trust ME, just do it)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
6 slices of cook bacon, chopped into small bits
1 Cup Cheddar cheese
Tomato slices
Purple Onions (my fave)
Hamburger Buns

Heat grill.

Mix first 6 ingredients until well incorporated. Don't overmix because it'll make the hamburger patties tough after grilling. Make into patties. You can get 4-5 patties out of this mixture, but 4 patties tend to be a little too big (for me).

My husband is the griller in the family, but he always grills anything for 20 minutes. I think it's a little bit longer for whole chicken breasts, but 20 minutes should work. Make sure you flip it half way through. You can always pan fry them too.

Assemble hamburgers however you like. And enjoy... because you WILL.. these are delicious.

Oven Fries
Potatoes (However many you want and whatever kind you want)
Olive Oil
Equal parts: Onion powder, garlic powder, seasoned salt, pepper, paprika

Heat oven 400 degrees. I put parchment paper down because potatoes always stick to my pans, even the nonstick pans.

Coat the potatoes with oil. I also sprinkle with salt and pepper at this point, but don't overdo it since you will be seasoning them when they come out of the oven.

Layer onto a baking sheet. If you don't have parchment paper, make sure you spray the sheet.

Turn the potatoes at least twice throughout the cooking process, more is always better. Cook for 40 minutes and they will be delish. Ovens are always different so you may need to adjust the cooking times.


Miken said...

yay i can comment now! i'm definitely a burger and fries kind of girl. i MUST try this recipe. thank you!! :)