Cook beef burgers until golden brown and slightly charred on the second side, 4 minutes for medium rare (3 minutes if topping with cheese; see step 3) or until cooked to desired degree of oneness. IF USING A Sauté PAN OR GRIDDLE (PREFERABLY CAST IRON): Heat the oil in the pan or griddle over high heat until the oil begins to shimmer.
Cook beef burgers until golden brown and slightly charred on the second side, 4 minutes for medium rare (3 minutes if topping with cheese) or until cooked to desired degree of oneness. Add the cheese, if using, to the tops of the burgers during the last minute of cooking and top with a basting cover, close the grill cover, or tent the burgers with aluminum foil to melt the cheese.
01/22/2006 This really is the best tasting hamburger ever! All the people here complaining that it tastes too much like meatloaf can just go back to eating their boring old meat burgers with salt and pepper, because this recipe if for folks who desire some real flavor in the meat.
I made this recipe exactly as described, except I limited the garlic clove, and used only a teaspoon of powdered garlic. I mixed all the other ingredients together before adding the meat, and I knew I was in for a treat when I saw how thick and rich all the flavor ingredients were.
I used a George foreman grill, and was very happy with the final results. There is no need to add a slice of onion on the burger, because it will be too overpowering.
This recipe packs a lot of flavor, but it's just NOT balanced. Cut down on the onion soup mix...maybe this will help cut the salty flavor.
06/11/2006 I served this recipe a month ago, and it was very good. The only changes I made were to go light on the herbs & spices--about half the asked-for amounts.
The onion soup mix and soy sauce add all that's needed. 05/12/2008 Made them for Mother's Day because my mom loves hamburgers, and she took one bite and couldn't eat the rest.
Way too many ingredients and the rosemary was dreadful in a hamburger. 06/26/2004 this was a wonderful recipe I left out the garlic powder and used real garlic it was little salty next time I will cut back on the salty spices.
04/23/2008 This may be a good recipe if you want your burgers to taste like meatloaf. -plus, that was without the onion soup mix.
The only thing i didn't add was the onion soup mix, i just didn't have it on hand, and they still kicked. Very good, justified both my male and female guest.