Tuesday, August 14, 2012

P&Y Homemade Mini Burgers

We got safely back from our short weekend down in SoCal and the moment we got there I longed to come back to Watsonville because of the heat. Despite the weather, we were able to enjoy time with our close family and friends. I was a bit sad that we had no time to stop by a couple of our favorite eating spots, so the moment we got back we stopped by our local grocery and picked up ingredients to make dishes that I have been craving. Last night we put together mini burgers for dinner and they were just perfect.

Ingredients for the patties:

1) 1lb ground beef
2) 1 spoon mayo
3) 1 spoon miso
4) 1 chopped green onion
5) 1/2 spoon minced garlic
6) 1 chopped pepper (optional, to give it a little kick)
7) Salt, pepper, garlic salt (sprinkle on the formed patties)

I first mixed ingredients numbers 1-6 together with hand then blended them in the blender. We then made mini burger patties and sprinkled them with ingredients listed in number 7. They were then pan fried. (My husband pan fried them on a med-high heat until the outside was cooked then steamed them a bit on the same pan by adding a little bit of water and covering them with a lid, this should help keep it juicy!)

Condiments (optional):

King's Hawaiian Bread (were lightly toasted on the pan, makes them crispy)
Grey Poupon Mustard
Mixed greens (we bought a ready to eat salad, included sweet red butter lettuce and baby spinach)
Sliced tomatoes
Sliced avocados

I will be trying out a chicken dish today, hopefully it turns out well like the mini burgers!

"If more of us valued food and cheer above hoarded gold, it would be a much merrier world."
-J.R.R. Tolkien