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Jamie Oliver Burgers


Jamie Oliver Burgers

Jamie Oliver Burgers

I call these the Jamie Oliver Burgers because we got the recipe from his website. I like that not only do the ingredients taste great but it helps us stretch the 1 lb. of ground beef a little more than we could otherwise. We typically make these into 4, 6, or 8 patties, depending on whether we want little or large burgers that day. This is also a nice recipe because I get to use some parsley from my potted herb garden.

Jamie Oliver Burgers

Ingredients:

  • 12 plain crackers (we use unsalted saltines), finely smashed
  • 8 sprigs of fresh parsley (or cilantro) finely chopped with the stalks included
  • 2 heaping tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 lb. good-quality ground beef (we use organic 90% lean ground beef)
  • 1 large organic egg
  • sea salt & freshly ground black pepper ( a pinch of each)
  • olive oil
  • toppings (romaine, butterhead lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, pickles, goat cheese…whatever strikes your fancy)
  • 4 – 8 burger buns (depends on how big you make the patties) or sandwich bread

Directions:

  1. Place smashed crackers in a large bowl.
  2. Add the parsley, ground beef, mustard, egg, salt, and pepper in with the crackers.
  3. With clean hands, mix the ingredients together until well blended.
  4. Divide into  4 – 8 patties depending on how large you want them (8 makes the perfect size for a sandwich using 1 piece of bread).
  5. Mold each piece into a roundish shape (if you go with 6, make it about 3/4 in. thick).
  6. Drizzle the burgers with oil, put them on a plate, and stow away in the fridge until needed. This way they also have a chance to firm up.
  7. Preheat a large grill or frying pan to high heat (about 4 min.). Then turn the heat down to medium.
  8. Place the burgers on the grill or pan and press down lightly.
  9. Cook each about 3 – 4 min. or to your preference on each side.
  10. Add whatever toppings you like. We’ve had these with toppings such as lettuce, goat cheese, onion, and tomato to something as simple as cheddar or plain.
  11. Enjoy!
We chose to add the ground beef last here.

We chose to add the ground beef last here.

Starting to cook the burgers.

Starting to cook the burgers.

Loading it up with toppings.

Loading it up with toppings.

Time to eat!

Time to eat!

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