Hankering for Hamburgers

I have had a hankering for a hamburger for the past three days, and have indulged in one every single one of those days. After my second day of satiating my need for red meat, ironically enough, Husband found out that May is National Hamburger Month! How satirical. So, we decided that we were going to go on a hunt this weekend for the best burger in town {Denver-Metro Area}. If you have any suggestion, PLEASE let us know!

Meanwhile, as we wait for Saturday to come, I thought I’d try my own at making one with that good ol’ burger taste, but with a little something to make it stand out among the sea of gourmet patties that are so hot in the food scene these days. Here’s what I did:

Ingredients:

1 Tube of Lean Ground Beef, thawed

3 Cloves of Garlic, roughly chopped

2 Tbsp Serrano Chili’s, roughly chopped

2 Tbsp Red Onion, roughly Chopped

Cooking Spray

{All Spices to Taste}

Dash of Salt

Dash of Pepper

Dash of Paprika

In a food processor or blender, throw in the garlic, chili and onion, and blend until they are finely minced. With your hands, mix the vegetable blend with the meat, trying to not overwork the meat {it will start cooking with the heat of your hands, which you don’t want}. You can make two massive burgers, or four sliders. Divide whichever way you like, and gently roll them into a ball while flattening with your thumbs as you rotate the burger. Season the patties to your preference. On a grill or a grill skillet, set the heat on medium-high {between 7 and 8 on my stove}. When the skillet is hot, spray with cooking spray and place the patties on top.

To get juicy but still well done patties, cook on each side 4 to 5 minutes.

Serve in a lettuce bun with as many toppings as you like! Enjoy ūüôā

Stats per patty {based on the slider serving size}:

*Statistics are approximate and can be calculated on www.recipes.sparkpeople.com

Nutrition Facts
User Entered Recipe
  4 Servings
Amount Per Serving
  Calories 307.7
  Total Fat 23.5 g
  Saturated Fat 9.4 g
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.0 g
  Monounsaturated Fat 10.2 g
  Cholesterol 85.1 mg
  Sodium 660.6 mg
  Potassium 334.2 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 1.9 g
  Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
  Sugars 0.1 g
  Protein 20.4 g
  Vitamin A 5.7 %
  Vitamin B-12 44.2 %
  Vitamin B-6 17.2 %
  Vitamin C 3.1 %
  Vitamin D 0.0 %
  Vitamin E 1.1 %
  Calcium 1.8 %
  Copper 5.2 %
  Folate 2.7 %
  Iron 13.0 %
  Magnesium 5.9 %
  Manganese 4.9 %
  Niacin 26.2 %
  Pantothenic Acid     4.5 %
  Phosphorus     16.2 %
  Riboflavin 14.9 %
  Selenium 26.0 %
  Thiamin 4.5 %
  Zinc 29.6 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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