Monday, June 17, 2013
The bistro burgers came about because I had bought a pound of ground pork and a pound of ground beef that day. I didn't know what I was going to do with them when I picked them up at the store but once I got home I decided to mix them together in the same way that I mix up meatballs. This time I skipped the parmesan and opted for cheddar cheese instead and I ended up with some terrifically flavorful and juicy burgers. I was able to get 8 good-sized burgers, just enough for two meals. I portioned them and froze them in a single layer, but they did not stay in the freezer long at all. Everyone enjoyed the first package so much that we ate the second package just 3 days later. I'm going to pick up more ground meat tomorrow just so that I can stock the freezer with more juicy burgers!
1 pound ground beef (85%lean)
1 pound ground pork
2 slices bread, cut into very small cubes
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup onion, minced
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, freshly grated
2 tablespoons parsley, minced
salt and pepper
Mix all ingredients together until well combined. Portion into 8 burgers. Shape and cook immediately or place in single layers in desired number of ziplock bags and freeze flat. Defrost in refrigerator overnight and grill as desired.
Posted by Katie