Break the monotony with a new twist. Instead of using the typical boring hamburger bun, replace it an English Muffin. It adds a refreshingly unique taste to a typical regular hamburger. Since an English Muffin is much thinner than the usual bun, the taste of the burger patty itself becomes more enjoyable.
Total Time: Preparation: Cooking Time: Number of Servings:4 Hamburgers
English Muffin Burger Ingredients
1 1/2 Poundsground beef (Chuck is best), 80% lean 1/3 Cup of ice water 1Sliced onion to about 1/4″ thick 2 Teaspoons of fried garlic minced garlic 1 Teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce 4 Slices of cheese (your choice) 4English Muffins
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
Preparation and Cooking Directions
1. Place ground beef in a large bowl. Add ice water. Then sprinkle with garlic powder, a teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce. black pepper and salt to your taste. Gently blend by hand. Do not over-work the ground beef.
2. Start heating a large cast iron skillet. Or a quality frying pan over medium-high heat. Lightly spray with a non-stick cooking spray.
3. Divide ground beef mixture into 4 large balls. Then flatten into burger patties a little wider than the English muffins. These will be wider and taller than a typical patty. These are hungry, man-sized. If you prefer smaller patties, use more English muffins to make more burgers. Hint. Using your thumb, make a shallow depression at the center to keep the center from swelling during cooking.
4. Place burgers in preheated pan. Cook for about for 10-12 minutes for medium-well to well done. Hamburgers should be cooked well done (about 165 degrees Fahrenheit Read why well done hamburger is recommended. When burgers are done to your liking, remove and set aside.
5. Add onion slices to the same pan. Leave juices in the pan. Fry for about 3 minutes per side until golden brown. Remove from pan and set aside.
6. Toast the English muffins.
7. While the muffins are toasting return cooked burgers to the pan. Cook one side for 30 seconds and flip to the other side. Add onion slices and then cheese to the top of the burger. When the cheese has melted, place on the toasted muffin.
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