When we were kids, my father used to take us to a certain burger join at least once a month. I used to love going there since they gave kids balloons and cardboard crowns. I was much easier to please as a kid! I think my mother’s burger recipe tastes pretty close to that restaurant’s. Although, I doubt they ever washed the meat or used an oven!
This easy burger recipe is different since it does not have cumin, coriander etc., spices that are usually added to meats.
Recipe: Baked Burger Patties
Accompaniments: Carmelized Onions, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Coleslaw
- 1 lb extra lean ground beef
- 1/3 cup bread crumbs
- 1 small potato, peeled
- 1 small onion
- 1/2 red pepper or green pepper (preferably red)
- 1 tsp garlic paste
- 1/2 tsp ginger paste
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp ketchup
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbsp oil
- Food processor/blender
- Wash the ground beef in a fine holed colander and squeeze most of the water out.
- In a food processor add potato, onion and red pepper and puree. Put the mix into a sieve and let the excess water drain out.
- Whisk egg lightly.
- Add the egg, ginger paste, garlic paste, salt, black pepper, lemon, ketchup, oil, and potato mixture into the meat. Mix really well.
- Let the mixture marinate for 10 minutes. Add break crumbs and mix in well.
- Line 2 baking sheets with foil. Generously grease the foil with oil.
- Pre-heat oven to 350° F.
- Divide the meat into 8 portions.
- Take one portion, make a ball. Flatten it in your palms as much as you can. Place on tray and press further to make them thinner. The patties shrink a lot during baking, so its best to make them big.
- Bake in oven for 20 minutes. The burgers do release water.
- Once done, turn up your oven to the broil setting to brown the tops. Alternatively, shallow fry in a frying pan to brown. Clean up is easy since you can throw the foil away!
- Serve on a warm toasted sesame bun with some mayonnaise.