STOVETOP WELL-DONE HAMBURGERSFrom choclytcandy 7 years ago
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- Adding a panade (a paste of bread and milk) to the ground beef creates burgers that are juicy and tender even when well-done. For a burger that cooks up flat, press the center of each patty down with your fingertips before cooking. Serve the burgers on your favorite buns or rolls. shopping list
- 1 large slice high-quality white sandwich bread , crust removed and discarded, bread chopped into 1/4-inch pieces (about 1/2 cup) shopping list
- 2 tablespoons whole milk shopping list
- 3/4 teaspoon table salt shopping list
- 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper shopping list
- 1 medium clove garlic , minced or pressed through a garlic press (about 1 teaspoon) shopping list
- 2 teaspoons steak sauce , such as A-1 shopping list
- 1 1/2 pounds 80 percent lean ground chuck shopping list
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil shopping list
- 6 ounces cheese , sliced, (optional) shopping list
- 4 hamburger buns or rolls shopping list
How to make it
- 1. Mash bread and milk in large bowl with fork until homogeneous (you should have about 1/4 cup). Stir in salt, pepper, garlic, and steak sauce.
- 2. Break up beef into small pieces over bread mixture. Using fork or hands, lightly mix together until mixture forms cohesive mass. Divide meat into 4 equal portions. Gently toss 1 portion of meat back and forth between hands to form loose ball. Gently flatten into 3/4-inch-thick patty that measures about 4 1/2 inches in diameter. Press center of patty down with fingertips until it is about 1/2 inch thick, creating slight depression in patty. Repeat with remaining portions of meat.
- 3. Heat oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until just beginning to smoke. Add meat patties, indentation side up, and cook until well-browned, about 5 minutes. Using wide spatula, flip burgers and continue cooking, about 4 minutes for medium-well or 5 minutes for well-done. Distribute equal portion of cheese (if using) on burgers about 2 minutes before they reach desired doneness, covering skillet with lid to melt cheese. While burgers cook, toast buns. Serve on buns with desired toppings.
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