Apologies for the poor quality photo. It’s four years old and hasn’t aged well.
Our Labor Day involved cutting a lot of grass and being stampeded by the sheep. Nothing too noteworthy, except… supper.
Creative Cooking Grilled Hamburgers Deluxe are a Big Food Favorite– something we have at least once a year or so. This year, Mr. Big Food did them on the flattop and boy oh boy were they delicious!
I first posted the recipe in June, 2014 but I’m going to rerun it. It originates in The Creative Cooking Course: A Complete Course in the Art of Cooking with 1200 Recipes and 2500 Color Photos by Charlotte Turgeon (Weathervane Books, New York, 1975).
CREATIVE COOKING GRILLED HAMBURGERS DELUXE
1 Tbsp butter
1 ½ tsp olive oil
1 medium onion, minced
1 lb extra lean ground beef (preferably home-ground)
3 drops Tabasco (or more, to taste)
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp salt
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 egg yolks, beaten lightly
2/3 C soft bread crumbs
Cheese slices, if desired
Your own favorite sauce
Melt butter and olive oil in a small frying pan, add onion, and sauté until golden. Combine ground beef, onion, Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper, and mix well. Add egg yolks and bread crumbs, and mix until combined well. Shape meat into 4 patties, each about 3 inches in diameter and ½ inch thick. Place patties on sprayed grill rack about 4 inches above hot charcoals (or under pre-heated broiler) and sear meat patties quickly on both sides. Raise grill rack to 6 to 8 inches above coals and cook 5 minutes on each side, topping each burger with a cheese slice for the last 5 minutes of grilling time (if using). Serve with your favorite Barbecue Sauce or other sauce or dressing.