Thursday, March 20, 2008

Gussie Burgers

Jody's Aunt Gussie made these up years ago. She told me she had farm boys to feed and had to make a pound of meat stretch as much as possible. They sound weird, but they are FABULOUS. I have added some extras to Aunt Gussies original recipe.

The only problem is these are "about" measurements. You can't really mess them up.

1 lb of ground beef
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
2 cups fresh bread crumbs
3 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
Garlic (I like lots, about 3-4 cloves, crushed)
1 teaspoon salt
pepper to taste
other seasonings you feel like (fresh herbs, seasoning salt...)

Mix ingredients together well. It will be a strange consistency. I should be thinner than a meatloaf, where you couldn't really form it easily. Add more milk if its to thick.

Now here's the weird part:
Take a fork and put a little meat on it. Spread the raw mixture onto half of a bun, a little at a time. Cover that half with a thin layer of the mixture, all the way to the edge. Aunt Gussie starts on the edge and works toward the middle. Do that to each half of all the buns, tops and bottoms. Keep the layers thin. You will probably use at least a pack of buns.

Spray your griddle and put each half meat-side down on the griddle. Cook for about 7 minutes or until the meat is thoroughly cooked.

Place the tops and bottoms back together and put them back into the bun bag. Put your condiments between the meat (cheese, onion, ketchup, mayo, mustard, whatever) and enjoy.



Karen said...

I think that wins for most original so far! I'll have to try it once we "fire-up" the grill