Classic Hamburger

The unhealthy way of enjoying Delicious & Juicy Hamburgers

The term ‘hamburger‘ comes from Hamburg in Germany, where a minced beef style dish was first created. While this is probably the most unhealthy recipe of times, billions of them are consumed around the world every year.

Wikipedia has an interesting article describing different variations of burgers available around the world today. This is a recipe to prepare burgers using Goat meat.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Kg of mince mutton (Goat Meat)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 table spoon garlic
  • 1 table spoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili pepper
  • Optional: slices of cheese
  • Hamburger buns
  • Optional: hamburger toppings – lettuce tomato, onion, pickles, ketchup, mustard, mayo, etc.

Instructions

In a large bowl, add minced meat. salt, finely chopped ginger and garlic, black pepper and chili powder. Use your hands to mix the ingredients until they are nicely combined

Divide the meat mixture into equal parts and use your hands to press it into a hamburger patty. keeping the center thinner than the sides of the patty will prevent bulging in the center of the hamburger when it cooks.

  • Pre-heat a pan with 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil and place the patty in the pan.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and let the patty cook

The Patty can also be cooked over a BBQ grill and allowed to cook in its own fat oil. This would be a less unhealthy option to go with 🙂

  • Meanwhile as the meat patty cooks, prepare the burger and the fillings
  • NOTE: it is a good idea to add mayonnaise or the cheese bread spread on the lower bun. The idea of doing this is to prevent the liquid from onion and tomato or the sauces to seep into the bread below. The mayo acts a sealant between the bread and the vegetables

Once the patty is ready place the same over the stuffing and lay a slice of cheese over it

Serve the burgers on hamburger buns with optional hamburger toppings.

Interesting facts about an Hamburger

Here are 9 facts about hamburgers that you may not have known about:

Hamburgers did not really catch on in the United States until the 1904

A Minnesota Casino set the world record for the largest hamburger ever made. It weighed just over a ton and was 10-feet in diameter.

Americans alone consume approximately 50-billion burgers a year. The average American eats a hamburger three times a week.

Nearly 60-percent of all sandwiches sold worldwide are actually hamburgers.

The “Hamburger Hall of Fame” is located in Seymour, Wisconsin.

The Hamburger is believed to have been invented in 1900 by Louis Lassen in New Haven, Connecticut.

One of the most expensive burgers available in the US is served at the Fleur de Lys in Las Vegas. The FleurBurger is made with Kobe beef and topped with foir gras and black truffles. It also comes with a 1990 bottle of Chateau Petrus, all for $5,000.

McDonalds sells 75 hamburgers every second.

Hamburgers were referred to as “Liberty Sandwiches” during World War I.

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