Friday, 26 June 2015

Homemade Burgers on a Budget

I have always loved the thick juicy taste of a misshaped homemade burger.

This year I was determined not to spend the whole summer paying $10-$15 for six perfectly shaped, frozen hamburgers out of a box.

And so, I found myself stalking the meat section of the grocery store, waiting and watching for ground beef to go on special. Finally there was a blow out sale, and I cleared the shelf coming home with bags full of meat and a determination to make burgers that would last the whole summer.

After all ingredients, including the meat, I was able to make forty burgers for $16!

The recipe is simple and meaty. It took me about an hour to make all of the burgers – an easy Saturday afternoon project.


1 egg
1 tsp. mustard
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 clove garlic, crushed
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
¼ cup bread crumbs
2 tblsp hickory BBQ sauce
2 tblsp ketchup
1 lb medium ground beef

Mix all ingredients together but try not to handle the beef too much as it can become tough. Form into patties – as big or small as you’d like! Press your thumb lightly into the patty to keep it from puffing up while cooking. I separated the burgers and put them into freezer bags in groups of four with wax paper between the patties. Stick them in the freezer and they will be good to go when you are in the mood for a BBQ! 

This recipe will make about 10 burgers so if you want more, just double the recipe as needed. You can also add whatever you’d like to the recipe. Honey mustard instead of yellow? Go for it. Want to add some spice? Throw in the chili peppers. You really can’t go wrong with burgers!

And then of course, invite over some friends, fire up the grill and enjoy a night out in the summer air.

I would definitely say burgers taste better when they are made on a budget!

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