20 May, 2020
“Quarantine” Burgers (and Fry Sauce!)
This isn’t the first time I’ve featured burgers on Apartment Eats, and I’m sure it won’t be the last. This also isn’t the first time I’ve mentioned fry sauce, though you’ll likely want some baked potato wedges to go with it. The name is simply an homage to the times… and the fact that we have yet to eat these with actual buns because, honestly, does anyone just keep those on hand? No, we used slices of bread because we’re lame and that’s what we had.
For the Burgers:
1 lb Ground beef
1 Egg, beaten
1/4 cup Bread crumbs
1 tsp McCormick Hot Shot
1/4 – 1/2 tsp Cayenne
1/2 tsp Smoked paprika
1 Onion, chopped (I used a sweet onion)
3/4 cup Shredded cheddar
Salt & Pepper, to taste (if you want)
For the Fry Sauce:
3 tbsp Mayonnaise
2 tbsp BBQ sauce (I prefer Sweet Baby Ray’s)
1 tbsp Frank’s Red Hot
For the burgers, preheat your grill to 400 degrees F. Toss all the ingredients in a bowl and combine until everything is evenly mixed throughout and the burgers are holding together. If they’re a little incohesive, add a bit more bread crumbs (different fat contents in the ground beef can change the consistency). Shape the meat into 4 or 5 patties and make a divot in the center to help them cook more evenly. Cook the burgers for about 5 minutes per side (Hubby does 4 minutes on the first side and 6 on the second) or until they’re done to your liking.
For the fry sauce, pour all that good stuff into a bowl and mix. If you want to make the potato wedges linked up above, try seasoning them with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, dill, pepper, cayenne, celery salt, and garlic powder before tossing them in the oven.