Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thursday: Better Burgers

Little note to the chef in your family: This makes a lot of burger! :) In our family, it actually counts for three meals and I just freeze the burgers we don't use that night and reheat them in the microwave another night. These are delicious. The wheat germ is added to punch in a little extra fiber into each burger. I think you will be very glad you tried this recipe. Enjoy!

2 pounds lean ground beef
3/4 cup wheat germ
2 eggs
1/2 cup half-and-half (we used milk because it is what we had)
2 Tbs. minced onion
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. dried marjoram or oregano
1/4 tsp. dried thyme
8 hamburger buns
In a large bowl, combine ground beef, wheat germ, eggs, half-and-half, onion, Worcestershire sauce, salt, marjoram and thyme. Shape into 8 patties. (I usually make 12)

Grill for 4 to 5 minutes per side or until internal temperature reaches 150 degrees. Place a slice of cheese on top during the last 2 minutes of cooking, if desired. We used shredded cheddar because it is what we had.

Place burgers on buns and top with lettuce and tomato, if desired. My son and I like to put barbecue sauce on ours, and my husband doesn't put anything on his. Add what you like.

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