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The Best Burger Pattie

The Best Burger Pattie is so tasty and bursting with flavor and it is not only because of of the oh, so gooey cheese oozing out with each bite !

The Best Burger Pattie

If I tell you this is the best Best Burger Pattie ever ? Would you believe me ? Until you try the recipe yourself, you will have to take my word for it.

I can not even begin to guess at how many burgers I have had over the years, and I am sure if you are a burger lover, you do not know either.

Anyhow, with all the different burgers, different types of patties have also come and gone.

Somehow, I always choose a burger, whether homemade or from a restaurant, based on the ingredients – the way the burger is build. Never because of the pattie.

The Best Burger Pattie

Now, have a look at the above photo, even if I say so myself, the gooey cheese looks amazing, but the rest of the burger … not much going on , right?

It is because nothing much is needed to add flavor to the burger – all the juicy deliciousness is in the burger pattie.

The Best Burger Pattie

To stay true to tradition, I did put out all the extras on the side and everyone build their own burger.

I had extra slices of Gouda, Lettuce, Arugula, Tomato, Onion and a burger Sauce or two for each one to add or omit as they wished.

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The above two photos were not even meant to be in the post, but once I bit into the burger, I could not resist, as you see so much more … and some you do not see !

The Best Burger Pattie

Burger Bar and Topping Ideas :

  • Burger Buns, toasted or not
  • Arugula Leaves
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato, slices
  • Onion, slices, fresh or caramelized
  • Burger Sauces – homemade or store-bought
  • Extra Cheese  (Gouda or similar)
  • Cooked Bacon
  • Mushrooms, sauteed
  • Avocado, slices or guacamole

and these are only a few ideas !

The Best Burger Pattie

The Best Burger Pattie
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Chill Time
25 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
The Best Burger Pattie is so tasty and bursting with flavor and it is not only because of of the oh, so gooey cheese oozing out with each bite !
Course: Light Dinner, Lunch
Servings: 8 Patties
Author: Linda Nortje
Ingredients
  • 900 g Lean Ground Beef ( 2 pounds )
  • 1/2 cup Sundried Tomatoes in Oil drained and chopped finely
  • 1/3 cup Basil Pesto
  • 1 Egg
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste (a little, as the Tomatoes already adds some salt)
  • 2 cups Mozzarella Cheese grated
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mix together the Ground Beef, Tomatoes, Pesto, Egg and season to taste with Black Pepper and Salt – form 8 equal sized balls
  2. Flatten each Meat Ball to about twice the size of a normal Pattie – not too thin, though – place a quarter cup of Mozzarella Cheese in the center – fold over the sides of the Meat to enclose the Cheese – press a bit and make sure it is properly sealed all over
  3. Place the Patties in a single layer, on a wax paper lined baking sheet (or something similar) – chill for 25 – 30 minutes to firm up

  4. The Patties are now ready to be grilled, fried or whichever cooking method you prefer

Serve on your Burger bar, with various different toppings.

LINDA

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Tuesday 5th of May 2015

You are inspiring me to jam some cheese inside my burger! I have ground turkey in the fridge....I'll bet it will make it awesome! -- Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious

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