We rarely eat fast food, but that doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy a burger and fries.
We just like them ‘home-style’ … oh man, this was good! Do yourself a favour and make this for supper tonight.
Start by adding 1 egg, about 1/3 cup of milk, and a cup of bread crumbs in a medium bowl. Then add spices. I used approximately 1 teaspoon of each of the following: Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, garlic salt, chili powder, onion powder and paprika.
Note: use whatever spices you think your family will like. We all like a bit of kick so I use cayenne. If you are an onion fan you could use a pack of onion soup mix or even finely chopped onion.
Stir well and then add the ground beef. I used just over a 1 lb of beef.
I get my ground beef from my parents farm. It doesn’t get any better. It’s lean and I know the animal was healthy and well cared for. You’ll notice in the photo collage, that it’s not bright pink like the ground beef you buy in the store, that’s because it not chemically treated. I like that too!
Now form into patties. I use my hands, I don’t like this part, but it has to be done.
A burger wouldn’t be the same without fries.
I cut up these new garden potatoes in to wedges. I left the peel on. I drizzled EVOO on them added lots of course salt, pepper and some Montreal Steak spices. Then I baked them in the oven at 450 f for about 30 minutes. I used a stone baking dish, it seems to make them crispier (totally not necessary though).
Now it’s time to get condiments ready and the table set. If you are going to grill your burgers make sure you have it preheated and ready to go.
I made fresh buns for this batch of burgers, but it’s not the norm. Grab a bag of burger buns from the grocery store. Truthfully, I prefer wholewheat to this homemade type, but I’d run out of grocery budget and I’m strict with myself :)
Mr. MK always does the grilling. I give the grilling times (otherwise he under or over cooks). These are 5.5 minutes per side on a medium high grill.
All that’s left is to build your burger and then ENJOY!