Mr. Cookgirl's Hamburgers: Ode to the Gods (Aka Moo-Baa Burgers)

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“My husband based this simple hamburger mix on Alton Brown's 'Burger of the Gods'-(Alton uses a combination of chuck and sirloin). We are very lucky indeed to have access to top quality free range beef and lamb in our county. I'm not much of a hamburger eater, but these are delicious. Quality ingredients make a huge difference in taste! *Update*: sometimes we substitute Salish salt which is alderwood smoked and available here in the Pacific Northwest. The amount of this particular salt is reduced to a scant 1/4 teaspoon as it is very intensely flavored. Also, lately we've been preparing these as "sliders" (mini-hamburgers served on mini-hamburger buns.)”
2 pounds hamburger meat

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the ingredients in a large bowl and mix together just until combined. Do not overmix.
  2. Cover. Refrigerate and chill then shape into 8 patties.
  3. Use your own preferred method to cook the hamburgers: grill, stove top, baked, etc. Mr Cookgirl stove top grills the hamburgers until the pink centers are *almost* done because the hamburgers will still cook off heat. By the time the hamburgers go from the grill to the table they will be perfectly cooked.
  4. Serve with your favorite hamburger toppings.
  5. About 8 patties yield.

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