Sunday, January 15, 2012
16 ounces lean ground beef (I use 93% lean beef)
1 slice white bread, crusts removed
2 T milk
1 T onion, minced
Fresh cracked black pepper
Tear the bread into small pieces and place in a bowl. Add milk and mash. Stir in onion. Add this to the meat, working the burger only enough to mix the bread into it.
Form the meat into 4 patties. Flatten them into 3 inch circles. Try to make the centers depressed a little on both side, to allow for the meat to expand as it cooks.
While you are preparing the burgers, preheat your grill on high for 10 minutes. Get it HOT. Immediately prior to placing the burgers on the grill, carefully rub cooking oil on the grates. Place the burgers on the grill, season if needed and close the lid. Turn after 4 minutes. The burgers will be done in another 4 minutes (burgers will be cooked medium.)
The burger above is topped with 1 ounce Colby-Jack cheese, 1/4 mashed avocado, an tomato slice, sauteed jalapenos, and onions.
Your numbers will be different, based on the bun you use, the cheese (if any) or any other toppings that you wish to use. The burger as pictured has 327 calories.