Back in the swing, but starting simple

The pile of boxes is getting smaller, at least in the kitchen area. And a month of take-out and frozen foods has made us all long to get back to home cooking. Even though there is more clean up involved in that.

Having a grill in my kitchen is great so far, even though it tends to set off the smoke detector at odd times.

Homemade hamburgers are superior to the take-out kind, and cost a fraction to make. For my children, the downside is no surprise toy with the burger.

Simple Burgers

1 1/4 pounds lean ground beef
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
scant 1/4 cup breadcrumbs, just enough to help the mixture bind

Mix everything, gently, together in a bowl. Do not squish the meat.

Preheat grill to medium high heat.

Form meat into 6 equal portions, gently rounding the portions into a patty that is a touch thinner in the middle than on the edge.

Grill, turning as necessary, until the burgers are cooked through, but not dry, approximately 10-15 minutes.

Serve on toasted buns with cheese, lettuce and tomatoes.


Anonymous said...

How fun! I'd love a grill in my kitchen, but the steam from the hall shower sets off our smoke/heat detectors so that would probably be bad in my house.

Megan said...

A grill in your kitchen? I want one! Although then I might complain about the mess and smoke.........