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Hungry? Try a Half Pound Burger on for Size

April 3, 2013

By now you all understand exactly how this arrangement works, but recently things have changed a bit.  You may remember from Bill’s post about his trip to the Dominican that he is now a proud member of Lifestyle Holiday’s Vacation club, which is great.  What’s not so great is that since he bought his way into this illustrious club my days of texting him a list of obscure ingredients are over.  Instead, our meals are now comparable to Chopped, with Bill returning to the apartment with a random assortment of goods each week.  I see it as a challenge which I wholeheartedly accept.

The weather in Boston as of late has been miserable.  We had a blizzard, then it was warm, then we got another foot of snow, then it warmed up, and on off days we have an undefinable “wintry mix.”  Just awful.  Walking back from the bus stop in this “wintry mix” I knew I needed some sort of comfort food pronto, but whatever that comfort food was it would have to be made with ground beef since it was all we had left.

I’m not sure if it’s all the Food Network I’ve been watching, or maybe the cook books I’ve been reading, but whatever it may be, it seems to be working.  As Bill poked his head into the kitchen to get an idea of what I was making I pushed him away. I was a man possessed.  I was on a mission, a mission to make delicious half pound burgers.

The Recipe:

-Mix 1 pound of ground beef in a bowl with 1 egg, chipotle bread crumbs, and a reasonable amount of chopped white onion(1/4 of large onion).

-Form into two large patties.

-Cook the patties by searing them in an iron skill, then place the skillet in a 400 degree oven for 10-15 minutes. (I had to check the burgers multiple times to make sure they cooked through, due to their obnoxious size)

To serve, I toasted 4 slices of italian bread with olive oil, spread on some mayonnaise, ketchup, and added pickles on the bottom slice, then placed the burgers on top.

I admit the burger is gigantic, but boy was it delicious.

I admit the burger is gigantic, but boy was it delicious.

Now I understand that a half pound burger is excessive, but we were hungry and it was miserable out.  This recipe could easily create 4 burgers, and honestly would be a lot easier to cook as well.  Regardless, mission accomplished.

-Patrick

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