Occasionally I serve hamburgers to the boys for dinner.Â Para hindi naman parating kanin at ulam.Â And it isnâ€™t difficult to make delicious and moist beef patties knowing that most if not all NZ beef is grass-fed due to the countryâ€™s free ranging pastures plus a climate that produces fresh grass all year round.Â Itâ€™s inexpensive as well.Â You probably heard that dairy cow population has overtaken the human population in this part of the world.Â Yes, hindi lang tupa ang mas madami kaysa sa tao.Â No kidding.
Anyway, hereâ€™s how I normally cook burgers with a bit of butter-sautÃ©ed mushrooms and onions, and stock-soaked breadcrumbs to keep the patties moist when cooked.Â I also toast the buns now the way Erwin does.Â I once served half of the buns toasted, the other half not.Â Thereâ€™s a difference trust me – the toasted buns add flavor to the burgers.
Approx. 1/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs
Approx. 1/4 cup beef stock (or chicken stock or milk)
1-2 tbsp butter
1 small onion, finely chopped
4-5 button mushrooms, coarsely chopped
Approx. 500g Angus prime beef mince
Freshly ground pepper
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Typical toppings and spread I serve:
Baby rockets (or lettuce)
Sliced fresh tomatoes
Ham or crispy bacon slices (optional)
Fried or grilled caramelized onion slices (optional)
Soak the breadcrumbs in beef stock while preparing the other ingredients.
Heat butter in a pan.Â SautÃ© onion until softened but not browned.Â Add mushrooms and cook until softened as well.Â Transfer to a mixing container.
Add beef mince to the mixing container.Â Season with salt, freshly ground pepper and Worcestershire sauce.Â Add the soaked breadcrumbs and egg, and mix all together with clean, bare hands.
Form the meat mixture into patties, each approx. 100mm diam and 10mm thick.Â You may use a bowl to form them; I just use my hands.Â Separate them with baking paper and refrigerate for few hours before frying.
Lightly oil pan (or grill plate).Â Fry patties about 5 minutes each side.Â Transfer to a platter.
Wipe to clean pan with paper towels.Â Heat over low to medium heat.Â Slice burger buns in half and toast both sides on the pan (or use a grill pan).
Serve buns and burgers separately on the table alongside a couple of plates with delicious toppings you can imagine. Assemble your own burger.
- Approx. ¼ cup Panko breadcrumbs
- Approx. ¼ cup beef stock (or chicken stock or milk)
- 1-2 tbsp butter
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 4-5 button mushrooms, coarsely chopped
- Approx. 500g Angus prime beef mince
- 1 egg, beaten
- Freshly ground pepper
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- Burger buns
- Typical toppings and spread - Baby rockets (or lettuce), sliced fresh tomatoes, cheese, ketchup, mayonnaise, ham or crispy bacon slices (optional), fried or grilled caramelized onion slices (optional)
- Soak the breadcrumbs in beef stock while preparing the other ingredients.
- Heat butter in a pan. SautÃ© onion until softened but not browned. Add mushrooms and cook until softened as well. Transfer to a mixing container.
- Add beef mince to the container. Season with salt, freshly ground pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Add the soaked breadcrumbs and mix all together with clean, bare hands.
- Form the meat mixture into patties, each approx. 100mm diam and 10mm thick. You may use a bowl to form them; I just use my hands. Separate them with baking paper and refrigerate for few hours before frying.
- Lightly oil pan (or grill plate). Fry patties about 5 minutes each side. Transfer to a platter.
- Wipe to clean pan with paper towels. Heat over low to medium heat. Slice burger buns in half and toast both sides on the pan (or use a grill pan).
- Serve buns and burgers separately on the table alongside a couple of plates with delicious toppings you can imagine. Assemble your own burger.
10 thoughts on “Homemade Hamburgers Ala-Iska”
That looks incredibly delicious, Iska. Might have to try your recipe. I’ve been bingeing on veggie burger lately.
Tito Eric of Panglao Island, Bohol recently posted Zadig by Voltaire
I bet your home-made hamburgers taste so much better than the commercial ones we have here because your beef there are grass-fed. I’m sure your boys enjoy the meals you prepare for them, especially these special hamburgers. They look delish! I hope you can check out my entry, too: http://www.delightmyappetite.com/2012/08/celebrating-our-wedding-anniversary-at-texas-roadhouse-grill/
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Sarap naman… :)…me too ganyan ang ginagawa ko pero sa brreakfast naman…minsan kasi nakakasawa na din ang puro kanin at ulam…hehehe
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This size would surely fill me up for days. ^_^ Thanks for sharing the recipe.
YUM! love your thick patty.:p
i miss hamburger dinners—with my mom, it’s not an option. buti nga ngayon, pumapayag na sya ng pasta & bread.:p
Luna Miranda recently posted Seafood Marinara
Your mom sounds like mine I can totally understand hehe…
Just love burgers, and this looks delicious!
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Homemade food of anykind is always the best choice!
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lucky you beef is cheap from where you’re at..dito sobrang mahal! would love to try your recipe…as soon as i can get some fresh ground beef at the supermarket.
thanks so much for sharing and linking over at Food Friday, Iska
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We prefer homemade burgers in the family. We can pretty much put anything we want :). I’m jealous of your patties coz they’re perfectly round. I’m so terrible at making patties. Mas magaling si Hubby sa akin
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