Instagram Pinterest Twitter LastFM eMail
The Weird Chick

Easiest Burgers Ever

July 13th,2015


Skip to recipe?

Easiest Burgers
Cravings satisfied in ten minutes.

My husband loves hamburgers. No, really. I know every guy out there, with some scattered exceptions, loves hamburgers, but my husband really loves hamburgers. Fast food, home-made, or fancy restaurant, it doesn’t matter; he loves them all. The other day, those two pound tubes of lean ground beef were on ridiculous sale (as in, super super cheap) so I bought ten pounds worth of ground beef and brought it home, planning to make burgers for the insatiable Burger Monster. I think he missed his true calling as McDonald’s Hamburgler.

Making burgers is usually a fairly involved process. You have to mix up some egg and breadcrumbs into the beef, portion it out, and shape it into patties. Sometimes people add little mix-ins, like onions or spices (my favourite things to add, personally). For these, though, I was planning to be a burger factory and stock my freezer with enough burgers to keep a hungry man satisfied (with some extra for myself, of course), and I really did not feel like spending hours getting through ten pounds of beef.

Easiest Burgers

So, I got lazily creative. I can’t vouch for whether or not this has been done before, though I’m sure it has despite never seeing it myself. What I did was place the tubes of ground beef in the freezer for an hour or so, just long enough to get them to be firm, but not solid. Meanwhile I like to cut up a bunch of wax/parchment paper squares to hold the individual patties. Once the beef is nice and firm, remove it from the freezer and with a sharp knife, just start slicing off your patties. No eggs or breadcrumbs necessary. Make them thin for Big Mac knock-offs (I make a lot of those because the husbear loves Big Macs), or thick, because beef is delicious. I like to fiddle with them once I get one on the paper, by pushing it out to be larger and making it nice and round. I then wrap them in plastic wrap and put them in a zip bag, and toss them into the freezer for whenever his craving strikes. All the need when you cook them is a sprinkle of salt and pepper.

I know you’ve been promised the “Easiest Burgers Ever” before, and I know it’s never as easy as promised, but I feel confident that these will live up to that promise. Seriously, the easiest burgers ever.

You can probably replicate this trick without buying the tubes of ground beef, too. Just place your ground beef on a large piece of plastic wrap, form into a log, wrap it up, and put it in a zip bag in the freezer.

Easiest Burgers
Easiest Burgers Ever
Ten minutes of work is all it takes to stock your freezer with as many burger patties as you want!
Write a review
Print
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
6 min
Total Time
16 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
6 min
Total Time
16 min
Ingredients
  1. 2lb Lean Ground Beef tube, as many as you want
  2. Salt and Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Place tube(s) of ground beef into the freezer for approximately one hour, or until firm but not solid. Or, place ground beef on a large piece of plastic wrap, form into a log, wrap up, and then place in the freezer for approximately one hour. While they are in the freezer, prepare some parchment/wax paper squares to hold the patties.
  2. Remove beef from the freezer. Remove the wrapping and, with a sharp knife, slice off one end just after the curve (if using the tubes), and keep slicing patties at whatever thickness you like. Keep in mind that they will shrink when cooked. They do not cut perfectly, but that is fine, you can perfect them after.
  3. Place the sliced patties each on their own paper square, and push them out gently to make them larger and rounder. A 10-20cm diameter is roughly what you're trying to achieve. I tried to make them the size of frozen burgers I have bought in the past.
  4. Wrap in plastic wrap, place in a zip bag, and put them in the freezer for later, or sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook immediately on a grill (indoor or out), pan, or in the oven.
The Weird Chick http://www.theweirdchick.com/wp/
Easiest Burgers

Easiest burgers ever, right? I’m a fan of using lots of seasoning when I cook, and salt and pepper alone usually will not suffice, but damn if these aren’t the best burgers I have ever made. I think the convenience has something to do with it! In less than half an hour of actual work, you can stock your freezer with pounds and pounds of ground beef burgers, so that going to grab a fast food burger will actually be more work than eating a home-made one!

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditmail

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *