This is a guest post from my husband, Ben. Periodically, he has agreed to share some of his favorite recipes with you in a guest post column entitled One Tablespoon Testosterone, or OTT for short. View his other post here. Enjoy!
Hello and welcome! I have returned for another edition of my guest post column. You may begin seeing me on a more regular basis (frightening, I know) as I will be performing the cooking duties on Monday nights this semester. So without further ado, I present the most recent meal I’ve made. As summer fades into the colorful hues of autumn, nights spent by the grill dwindle. So as a last ode to summer’s perfect grilling weather, I present the following recipe that has been adapted from the blog Delightful Country Cookin’.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon BBQ sauce
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teasoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
Combine all ingredients into medium size bowl, except the meat. Feel free to adjust the seasoning amounts or add some other delicious ingredients. To make it spicier, add some cajun seasoning and red pepper flakes and/or increase the amount of hot sauce. For BBQ burgers, get rid of the chili powder and significantly increase BBQ sauce. The way I made them was very strong on the chili flavoring, but make these marinated burgers with just about any combination of these or other spices and you should be well-pleased.
After this is all mixed together, take the meat and massage it into the meat. Then refrigerate for at least a couple of hours, even overnight (which is what I did). Let that flavor soak in.
Prepare your grill, whatever that involves for you. I go old school charcoal grill, but it’s a nice charcoal grill. Whatever you use, it should be a grill. That’s the point of this recipe, right? But anyway, form the meat into patties and place them on your charcoal/gas/Foreman grill. Cook to perfection. Remove burgers from grill. Eat burgers. Enjoy burgers. Think about bacon. Then enjoy another burger.
Until next time, enjoy my wife’s blog posts. I’m Ben, signing off with One Tablespoon Testosterone.