When it comes to easy burger toppings, sometimes beef, ground chicken, or turkey patties are best when other ingredients are incorporated. If you’re not careful, though, additions can quickly make the patties “meatloaf-y.” So, chop vegetables very finely and use no more than 1 cup of additions to 4 cups (2 pounds) of ground meat.
Recipes for the Best Hot Dogs and Hamburgers
Ground beef patties benefit from a bread-and-milk paste to help retain moisture. Dice 1 1?2 large slices high-quality white bread, crusts removed. With a fork, mash bread to a paste with 3 tablespoons milk and 1 teaspoon each salt and coarsely ground black pepper. Mix in 2 pounds lean ground beef. Form into 8 patties.
Offer at least three variations on the basic burger with standard condiments, lettuce, tomato, pickles and onion.
Southern Burger (8 servings)
1 1?2 cups Pimiento Cheese
Southwest Burger (8 servings)
1 cup guacamole
1?2 cup sour cream
1?2 cup chunky salsa
8 slices pepper jack cheese