Hamburgers

This basic hamburger recipe wins for best flavor and simplicity!



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Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 mins
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Ingredients
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    1   pound 
    ground beef, ground pork, or ground turkey
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    2   tablespoons 
    catsup
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    1   teaspoon 
    prepared mustard
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    1   teaspoon 
    Worcestershire sauce
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    onion salt or garlic salt
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    pepper
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    4   slices 
    American, Swiss, cheddar, or brick cheese (optional)
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    4   
    hamburger buns, split and toasted
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    Catsup, mustard, and/or pickle slices (optional)

Directions
1.
In a mixing bowl combine the ground beef, pork, or turkey; catsup; mustard; Worcestershire sauce; onion salt or garlic salt; and pepper. Mix well.
2.
Shape the meat mixture into four 1/2- or 3/4-inch-thick patties. Place patties on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 3 to 4 inches from the heat until no pink remains, turning once. Allow 10 to 12 minutes for 1/2-inch-thick patties or 15 to 18 minutes for 3/4-inch-thick patties.
3.
If desired, top burgers with a slice of cheese. Broil just until cheese melts. Place burgers on toasted buns. If desired, serve with catsup, mustard, and/or pickle slices. Makes 4 servings.
Make Ahead Tip
  • Prepare and shape burgers; cover and chill up to 4 hours.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 351, Fat, total (g) 17, chol. (mg) 68, sat. fat (g) 6, carb. (g) 25, pro. (g) 23, sodium (mg) 652, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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