Ease: 5/5 Taste: 4/5 Kid-friendliness: 4/5 Time: 5/5
This is about as quick and simple as it gets and a great first recipe ice-breaker. With Spring in the air (and a new BBQ, but that's a whole 'nother post), I couldn't think of a better recipe to get things started. My daughter loved them! Paired with a side of green beans (did you know you only have to boil green beans for 5 minutes? Ashamedly, I used to boil beans for about 20 minutes. Tender beans are WAY better than mushy beans!) with basil pesto sauce (from a jar - maybe we'll attempt a home recipe for this one day), french fries and a cold beer, and you've got a killer combination!
What you'll need:
- 1 pound ground beef (I used extra lean, but more fat = juicier burger)
- 1 egg
- HP Sauce
- Your favorite BBQ sauce
- Clove of garlic, minced
- 1 tsp Onion salt
- 2 Green onion, finely chopped
- hamburger buns (I like the large whole wheat ones)
- Preheat BBQ to medium-high
In a medium bowl, combine ground beef, a healthy squirt of HP sauce, a healthy squirt of BBQ sauce, garlic, onion salt and green onion. I add an egg for “cement”, but it’s probably not necessary. Mix well (I use my hands. I know it’s weird, but I love how it feels to moosh hamburger around). Pat mixture into loose patties three quarters of an inch thick (I say loose because I used to really pack them thinking they wouldn’t fall apart. Which they didn’t, but they came out as hockey pucks). Cook for approximately 5 minutes on each side (until inside is no longer pink). Top with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!