In the US, it’s getting that time of year again for folks to dust of their grills and throw together some homemade burgers! Homemade burgers are so much better than anything you can get at a drive-through. Let’s face it – most anything cooked on a grill or outdoors is usually better, and this almost always includes homemade hamburgers. Notice that I said, “almost.” My mom used to make a mean homemade hamburger, and she cooked it on the stove in an old black iron skillet. I think the recipe was shown on television sometimes back in the sixties, but Mom jazzed the recipe up a bit. The TV version was called “sizzle burgers,” so that’s what I’ve always called hamburgers made with the following method. Here’s the scoop:
Sizzle Burgers recipe
- 1 ½ pounds lean ground chuck
- ¼ cup minced or grated onion
- 1 beaten egg
- Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons butter
Directions: Mix together ground chuck, onion, egg, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt, and pepper. Form mixture into four patties.
Melt the butter in a hot iron skillet and add one tablespoon Worcestershire sauce. Arrange the burger patties in the pan and fry over medium high heat until both sides of the burgers have browned. Lower heat, cover, and simmer until meat is no longer pink.
Drain on paper towels and serve hot.