Friday, May 20, 2011


Deck will be done today.. so excited... Kimberly is doing a great job.. Sorry did not post first thing this morning.. in a bit of a dilema ,, work machine is not working ... guy in town trying to fix it to no avail and I have a huge order to go out for Tuesday.. what to do...
Home made hamburgers have to be one of my favorite foods. Hamburgers have developed a reputation as junk food. This is simply not true.  What makes them “junk food” is buying them from junk restaurants.
Making your own homemade hamburgers is not rocket science, and this is a ten minute recipe. Easy to do, but one hundred percent better than anything you could possibly get from one of the hamburger chains – just without the piece of plastic they use to buy your children’s affections. You may have guessed I am not a big fan of MacDonalds etc. Too true.
So, here is a simple guide to making your own hamburgers at home. You can cook them however you like. A skillet is easiest, but grilling hamburgers on a barbecue or a broiler is a lower fat way of cooking them because the fat either drops through on to the coals and produces a great smoky flavor on a grill or drops in to a drip tray under a broiler.  Barbecue hamburgers are the ultimate as far as I am concerned. This makes 4 burgers, just increase the ingredients as needed for more.


  • 1lb/500g ground sirloin
  • 1 half onion grated or finely chopped
  • 4 pinches ground coriander
  • 4 pinches paprika powder
  • A dash of fresh ground black pepper
  • A pinch of salt
  • A tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
First, mix all the ingredients in a bowl and using your hands, shape into four balls. Turn the heat to medium under the skillet and add a tiny amount of oil. When the skillet is hot, add the burgers, pushing them flat with a spatula. Cook for about 3 minutes each side for medium rare, longer for well done and less for rare.
Just before the burgers are ready, toast the inside of the buns under a broiler or over a grill or in a toaster. If using a grill or broiler, spread a little butter on the buns first. My personal preference for serving them is a little Mayo on the bottom of the bun, then the burger with a thin slice of raw onion, a lettuce leaf and a slice of tomato. Topped off with a dap of ketchup and a good helping of English mustard on the top half of the bread. But, the great thing about making home made hamburgers is, you can add what you want. I like to serve them with homemade French fries.

Well off to get supper started.. we are having barbacued steak, salad and corn on the cob.. Kimberlys favorite and she deserves it today ...she has worked real hard staining the decks in the hot sun.. so she gets a treat of a home cooked meal and even watch the hockey game with us... should be interesting cause neither of us are real Canucks fans.. but I just like hockey period so bring it on

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