Baked Burger Patties

Burgers and fries

Burgers and fries

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

Categories: Main Dishes; beef

Accompaniments: Carmelized Onions, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Coleslaw

Servings: 8

Ingredients:

  • 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

Tools needed:

  • Food processor/blender

Directions:

  • 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.
Potato, onion, pepper pureed

Potato, onion, pepper pureed

  • 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.
Raw meat with spices

Raw meat with spices

  • 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.
Big patties

Big patties

  • Bake in oven for 20 minutes. The burgers do release water.
The burgers do release water and shrink

Baking burgers

  • 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!
Broil the top

Broil the top

  • Serve on a warm toasted sesame bun with some mayonnaise.

Enjoy!

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2 responses to “Baked Burger Patties

  1. Sa!
    Nice recipe. I pefer frying could you suggest tips regarding frying burger as mine shrink from the original size.
    Thanks

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