Today’s feature recipe isn’t so much a recipe as it is an American icon: the hamburger. Most of the beef recipes I’ve stumbled across are things like tenderized beef tips with caramelized onions or sirloin steak with apricot glaze or…some other equally fancy (and equally appealing) name. I love me some beef tips and sirloin steak, don’t get me wrong. I’m just having a big crush-fest on the homely hamburger today, and it’s time to give it some blog love.
Hamburger Recipe(Do we really need to have a recipe?)
- Ground beef (duh?)
- Seasoning salt
- Pepper to taste
I like to grill my hamburgers, but I don’t have one at the moment. It’s also winter, and I live in north Idaho. I’m not hardcore enough to be the one standing in the snow grilling burgers. I wish I could be that person, but I’m just not. So I tossed my hamburger in a pan, draining off the fat every so often.
When I’m pan-cooking my hamburgers, I like to toss a little seasoning salt in the pan beforehand. My only other seasoning is pepper, but only on one side – two is too much. I like to bite into a hamburger and have it taste like ground beef, not 80 different seasonings slathered on it.
As you have probably noted, this photo is of a cheeseburger. If a hamburger is the American icon, the cheeseburger is its well-known sidekick. I toasted my bread, a little hickory barbecue sauce, and an entire plate full of heaven is waiting for your tastebuds.
Beef Brisket Pot Roast
This delectable recipe from Simply Recipes for beef brisket pot roast is a little more upscale than my cheeseburger above, but it looks delicious. It’s beef; how can it not be? Besides, it’s on a blue plate. I’ve always been partial to food placed on blue plates.
Beef Brisket Pot Roast from Simply Recipes