Hamburgers

Philippines
April 18, 2007 9:34am CST
Do you cook burgers? What's your secret to a tasty, soft burger? I put oatmeal and egg on my burgers, and plenty of chopped garlic. Share!
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@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
18 Apr 07
I love hamburgers. I mix chopped onions and garlic into my gr beef. Then cook them slowly over medium heat. Sometimes i mix lipton onion soup mix into the gr.beef instead either way they are very yummy.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
18 Apr 07
Oh I love chopped onions in my burgers but the kids didn't all like them so I resorted to a nice big slice of onion on top of mine - I got into that habit years ago and still do it. I've never tried the onion soup mix but it sounds good.
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
18 Apr 07
yep. i love chopped onions and a bit of chopped garlic as well... and i add chopped red bell pepper, too to give it a yummier smell.
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@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
18 Apr 07
Do you put the oatmeal and egg in your burger, or on your burger? I have never heard of this. We buy a seasoning called montreal seasoning. When I make up the hamburg patties to cook on the grill, I mix this seasoning right in them. It gives them more of a steak flavor~ very yummy
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• Philippines
21 Apr 07
I put/mix the oatmeal and egg + chopped garlic, and spices (pepper, salt, soy sauce) with the minced beef to marinate for about 15-30 minutes before cooking. Thanks for your tip, but I don't think we have montreal seasoning available in my country (Philippines).
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@prestocaro (1254)
• United States
18 Apr 07
You can push a little knob of butter into the center of the patty. Them smooth out and grill. It isn't healthy, but it tastes damn good. My dad mixes ketchup and worsteshire (sp?) into his. He usually keeps them in the fridge for an hour or two before cooking, so the patties get cold and then they are medium-well when they cook. This helps them stay moist as well (although you should never feed medium ground beef to children or old people). Wrapping burgers with bacon, as someone else said, is a great idea that I'd never thought of. You'd have to make sure to soak the toothpicks you use to keep the bacon in place, and remove the toothtick when done, of course. Sounds really sinfully good.
• United States
18 Apr 07
oh yes, and you must use charcoal. The flavor is unmatched.
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@neenasatine (2842)
• Philippines
20 Apr 07
in order to maintain it's moisture after cooking i usually put gravy as burger steak or catchup or mayonnaises as in hamburgers
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• United States
20 Apr 07
Sometimes I put bread crumbs, grated onion, garlic, egg, a tiny dash of ketchup and my family call them mini-meatloaf-burgers.
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
19 Apr 07
Yes i do cook burgers...in fact that is what we are having for dinner tonight..I also put oatmeal and egg in my burgers too and i also put garlic,but i usually use the powered garlic...My husband is a big sandwich eater,he loves them,and when I tell him we are having burgers ,he gets all excited...Sometimes i put it on a bun and just make a regular hamburger, and sometimes just on bread,either way he is happy...
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@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
19 Apr 07
I have always cooked hamburgers the same way for years, until a friend of mine showed me a much less messier way to cook them. I always cooked them in a iron skillet on the stove and grease would splatter everywhere. Now I marinate the burgers for a few hours if possible, something I never did before, in garlic powder, onion powder, tobasco (hot) sauce, and Worchestshire sauce. Before I just added these spices while cooking. Marinating them helps hold the flavors longer. Then I turn the stove on to medium, place the skillet on the stove top for a few minutes while the skillet warms up. I add a little water to the skillet, enough to cover the whole bottom, then place the marinated meat in the water. I cover the skillet while the meat is cooking, I continue to add water as needed. This stops all the splattering of grease and the burgers turn out so moist and juicy. The old way I prepared the burgers they were hard and crunchy, but this is the best way from my experience.
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• Ireland
19 Apr 07
I have always made just plain simple burgers. I buy the round of steak from the butchers and I ask him to mince it for me. That way, I can be sure there are no fatty lumps in it. Sometimes I add a few breadcrumbs to the mince and I bind them with an egg. Your recipe seems rather tasty so I think I will give that a try next time. It will be a pleasant change.
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• Ireland
19 Apr 07
I keep mine simple. I buy round mince from the butcher's and I ask him to mince it. I make my own burgers from it and I sometimes add breadcrumbs and an egg to bind them. I think I will try your recipe next time as it sounds nice and will make a pleasant change.
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• Ireland
19 Apr 07
I keep mine simple. I buy round mince from the butcher's and I ask him to mince it. I make my own burgers from it and I sometimes add breadcrumbs and an egg to bind them. I think I will try your recipe next time as it sounds nice and will make a pleasant change.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
19 Apr 07
I usally just put meat tenderizer or spices but your idea sounds great. I will try this the next time I cook hamburgers.
• United States
19 Apr 07
My favorite way to make hamburgers is to mix the ground beef with very finely chopped red onion, fresh garlic (also very finely chopped), and soy sauce. Yum yum! Great responses to this post! I'm going to try some of the other commenters ways of making burgers. yaya
@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
19 Apr 07
I love burgers--- Loaded with toppings- I put seasoning in the hamburg and grill them- Add swiss cheese-- Bacon, lettuce tomatoes, pickles, ketchup, mustard. One of my favorite things to eat are Big juicy burgers! The juicier the better-- take a bite and have the juice drip down your chin. Grilling burgers makes me thing of warmer weather.
• United States
18 Apr 07
Oatmeal that is different. I always like garlic in my burgers, but I like onion soup mix too, makes it extra special.
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
18 Apr 07
sounds new to me. but i will use your technique the next time i make my own patty. i usually use eggs and bread crumbs to make them stick together. but i think oatmeals are healthier and will even taste better. i should try this one soon. thanks!
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
18 Apr 07
Sounds like our burgers are a lot alike with an exception of I also like a good share of ground pepper in mine. I first started adding oatmeal to my burgers to stretch the 'meat' a bit further when a single mom with 4 growing kids in the house. Then I learned how healthy oatmeal was for you so kept adding it, garlic and pepper are also health helpers so not only are they tasty but healthy too.
• United States
28 Apr 07
80/20 ground beef with lots of chopped garlic and onions then salt, pepper , soy sauce , beaten egg and little bread crumbs. cooked directly on a non-stick pan or grill then with burger bun add american single cheese , onions and tomatoes with whipped of mayonnaise or honey mustard sauce and also with lettuce.
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
26 Apr 07
Well, I didn't know that oatmeal can do that good. I don't do much with my burgers, I just season them with lemon pepper and salt. Then after they're cooked, they taste really good.
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@SplitZip (1490)
• Portugal
19 Apr 07
I can't stand beef or ground meat. I'm not sure why... I also hate garlic. LOL Oats and eggs are A-OK though!
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@jolenegreen (1209)
• United States
30 Jul 07
We put cloves of garlic on ours but the best way to have a burger...YUM...Is to stir-fry up some onion and peppers (green and red), monterary Jack Cheese and a dab of salsa.....SO DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!