Sauerbraten Meat Patties
1 ½ lbs. ground beet
1 small onion minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon thyme
1 Tablespoon shortening
2 Tablespoon vinegar
2 cups water
12 whole cloves
3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
2 Tablespoons ketchup
6 Gingersnaps (crumbled) I crush the cookies up in my small food processor.
1 bay leaf
Mix ground beef, onion, egg, salt pepper and thyme.
Shape into six patties
Brown in Shortening
Add vinegar, water, cloves, peppercorns, bay leaf, brown sugar, ketchup to a bowl mix together pour onto patties. Place gingersnaps into small food processor crush up, add to the skillet with the patties. Cover skillet and simmer half an hour turning once. When done remove patties, add another cup of water. Cook a little mixing on medium heat, do not let burn. Pour gravy mixture into a wire food strainer and press through. I do this to make sure no one bites into peppercorns or whole cloves.
My photos below show each step I take.
?You can crush the ginger snaps whatever way works best for you I like using my small food processor.
Below is the step by step pictures of making the patties.
How To Cook Hamburger Patties On The Grill or Frying In A Pan .
2 lbs Ground Beef (80 – 85%) Very lean makes very dry patties. Ground chuck is the best.
1 teaspoon Garlic Salt
1 tablespoon of Lawry’s Season Salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons water
Add a 3 tablespoons of water with your ingredients before you add them to the patties. This will keep them moist on the grill. Mix ingredients with your hands. Shape into patties. Don’t overwork the mixing.
Also, sprinkle a little of the garlic salt and Lawry’s season salt on the top of the hamburgers.
For pan frying, I fry in butter about 1 tablespoon. Brown on both sides do not push your patties down with the spatula while frying or grilling you will lose all of your juice from the hamburger.
Grill or frying let patties rest before cutting into them.
Cook the meat to 160 degrees F.
Other ingredients can be added to your hamburger patties for a variety.
You can add onion flakes, minced garlic or minced onions if you would like. About 3 tablespoons of each. I sometimes add a packet of onion soup mix.
How To Make Hamburger Patties To Grill Or Fry.
If you want A perfectly formed hamburger use the lid of a large peanut butter jar. Place plastic wrap inside the lid adds your hamburger meat pat flat into lid flip out. The perfect hamburger patty.
You can use any size lid you want if you like larger hamburger.
Both recipes are mine came from my old cookbook a hand written cookbook. They may be all over the internet now, but these were recipes that I got from friends or family years ago, somewhere around 1969. All photos are mine.
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