Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Poor George III
Aisle 6 Beef Burgers
George Foreman’s Indoor Grilling Made Easy Copyright 2004
1 ¼ pounds lean ground beef
1 small onion, minced
¼ cup teriyaki sauce
3 tablespoons Italian-flavored bread crumbs
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
4 Kaiser rolls, toasted
1. Preheat grill to high and spray with nonstick spray.
2. Put beef in a medium bowl and add the onion, teriyaki sauce, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Using a fork, mix the seasonings into the meat and then form the mixture into 4 patties, each about 1 inch thick.
3. Grill the patties for about 3 minutes for medium-rare (or a minute or two longer if you prefer a medium or well-done burger). Top each burger with a spoonful of sweet pickle relish before sandwiching between a bun. Serve immediately.
The lead-in to this recipe explains that George III came up with this recipe, and named it after the condiment aisle at the Foreman's local grocery store. I get a little tear in my eye, thinking about George III, desperately trying to distinguish himself from the other George's by coming up with crazy burger recipes.
I'm generally a burger purist - just ground beef in my burgers, nothing else. Sometimes I'll grill an onion slice right into the side of the burger but technically that isn't 'in' the burger. But I always salivate a bit when I see commercials where they add teriyaki sauce, worcestershire sauce, onion soup mix, etc to burgers so I've been wanting to experiment with some burger add-ins.
Frankly, I wasn't too impressed. I think just the teriyaki sauce would have been enough. These came out like meatloaf burgers, and I love meatloaf but that isn't what I want for a burger.
I'm having one of those weeks where I had big ideas going in, but not enough time and energy to execute them.
Question of the Day: Do you mix anything into your burgers?