Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Grilling, or Not

So I'd planned to do some Memorial Day grilling yesterday, but Mother Nature was going to have none of it. By the time we were ready to go, the skies were threatening thunderstorms, and while the torrential downpour never really came, it was raining enough on and off that I didn't feel like firing up the grill and tempting fate.

So what's a hungry lad to do? Cook the food inside, that's what. Instead of grilling, I boiled, sauteed, and fried my way to being de-hungrified. We'd planned on grilling burgers, corn on the cob, and vegetable kabobs. Instead, we fried the burgers in a cast iron pan, boiled the corn, and sauteed the veggies.

Since I haven't posted a recipe in a while, here's how I make my burger patties. The mix of spices has changed over time, and I'm almost always experimenting with it.

Chunks Burgers


1.5-2 lb ground sirloin
1 tbsp minced garlic
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp cayenne pepper (I add a bit more usually, but I like things spicy in general)
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp oregano
2 tbsp Montreal Steak seasoning
1 tbsp Chicago steak seasoning
1 tbsp cracked black pepper
1 tsp kosher salt


Mix everything together in a large bowl and form into patties. Grill, fry, or otherwise cook to order - I prefer mine medium rare to rare, but it depends on the quality and freshness of the beef.

As for toppings, I prefer lettuce, tomato, mayo, ketchup, relish, and a little horseradish, but that's up to you. Enjoy!

1 comment:

AliceBee said...

Love that you put paprika and cayenne in your burger patties!