This sort of took me off of my previously-stated goal of recreating the recipes with which I grew up, and also highlighted an interesting dilemma for me. There’s so much new stuff and different recipes out there it’s some times hard to stay on focus. One of Epicurious‘ bloggers pointed out this week that, for most people, there seems to be a “rotation” of meals on a regular basis. With this reliance on the quick, simple and familiar, it does get a bit daunting to try to slot in something a bit more daring.
But, this week, I decided to return to the recipe card file once again. I picked something that was on the Epicurious blogger’s proposed list for the American family meals merry-go-round, but that has a little twist. This recipe was on a pre-printed card that came with the box and was one that I learned to make when I was still a pre-teen. It’s simple and the gooey insides make for a great surprise for those who aren’t expecting it.
Prep time: 30 minutes, including cooking time Serving size: 6 burgers, 1 per person
Ingredients: Shredded cheddar cheese (or your favorite kind) 1 lb. ground beef 2 T. minced onion 1/4 c. dry bread crumbs 1/4 c. milk 2 tsp. prepared mustard 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp. horseradish (not in sauce) salt pepper
Assembly: Mix together by hand (yes, get your hands into it!) all the ingredients except the cheese. Divide meat mixture into 12 patties. Put 2 tablespoons of shredded cheddar cheese on 6 of the patties.
Serve on toasted hamburger buns.