Uncle Bill's Hamburger Patties

Uncle Bill's Hamburger Patties

  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1⁄2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1⁄2 cup crushed soda crackers or 1⁄2 cup fine dry breadcrumb
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons hickory barbecue sauce
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil (for frying)
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together ground round, beaten eggs, onions, soda crackers, garlic powder, salt, pepper and barbecue sauce. Mix until well incorporated.
  • Weigh out hamburger patties to 6 - 7 ounce each.
  • Press together and flatten to about 3 1/2" in diameter or use a mold.
  • The patties should be about 3/4" thick.
  • Using a round wooden spoon handle (about 1/4" round), make a hole in the center of the hamburger pattie.
  • In a frying pan over medium-high heat, heat olive oil.
  • Place 3 patties into the hot oil and fry for about 2 to 3 minutes, the hole will begin to close.
  • Turn patty over and continue to fry for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • The hole that was made in the pattie will fill in when the hamburger is cooked through properly.
  • Check for doneness to make sure there is no pink showing.
  • NOTE: If the burger mixture does not hold together when squeezed, add some milk and mix to blend.
  • Serve in a nice large bun that is warmed and buttered with a spread of mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, a slice of sweet onion, a slice of a large tomato, and a leaf of lettuce. Enjoy !