Always in search of the best burger to make at home - I thought I'd give Ina Garten's recipe a try. I used Angus Beef as it was on sale, and does add a bit more flavor. We grilled the burgers on our Big Green Egg and all I can say is that something magical happened and turned this simple recipe into a great tasting, restaurant quality $12 burger!! My husband and I both agree that this is excellent. I'm so happy that the snow is on its way out over here and we can get back to some serious grilling! ~Enjoy! Diane
Ina's Real Hamburgers Recipe
1 pound ground chuck ** (80/20) **this is the key to a great burger, the fat content
1/2 pound ground sirloin ** (85/15)
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 1/2 Tbs steak sauce
3 egg yolks
2 Tbs unsalted butter, cut into 6 pieces.
6 burger buns
Place ground beef in a large bowl. Sprinkle salt & pepper, steak sauce over ground beef.
Add egg yolks and with tines of a fork, lightly blend the ingredients without mashing.
Using your hands, divide mixture into 6 equal parts. Take one part and shape into circle/patty. make a slight indentation and add 1/6th of the butter, encasing it entirely with meat and forming your final hamburger patty. Repeat with remaining 5 parts of meat mixture.
Makes 6 Burgers
I used Angus Chuck 80/20 & Angus Sirloin 85/15
I used A-1 Thick & Hearty Steak Sauce
Try serving with Caramelized Onions, or Grilled Hatch Green Chiles and
Cheese. Anyway you serve this - it's sure to be a HIT!
Recipe Adapted from: Ina Garten "Real Hamburgers"
Photos by: Diane Baker for Canning and Cooking at Home