Hamburgers for World Cup (or maybe Father's Day)

Hey the U.S. World Cup team is hanging in there! We tied Slovenia 2-2.

Eat a hamburger to celebrate. That’s the American favorite.

If not because of the World Cup, maybe for Father’s Day.

Here’s a good basic recipe for a good hamburger. If you can get the ground brisket, mix it with chuck. This mixture is really savory tasting and has enough fat to keep the burger moist but not greasy.

For extras top the burgers with crispy bacon or Guacamole.

The Ultimate Hamburger for World Cup or Father’s Day

20-24 ounces ground chuck or mixture of chuck and brisket

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

2 tablespoons grated onion

few drops of Tabasco or other hot pepper sauce

salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

ice shavings, optional

4 buns

ketchup and/or mayonnaise

8 thin slices Vidalia onion

8 thin slices tomato

slices of kosher dill pickle

Preheat the grill (or oven broiler). Mix the meat with the Worcestershire sauce, onion, hot pepper sauce and some salt and pepper. Shape into four patties. For rare burgers, make an opening at the edge of the patties and stuff a few ice shavings inside. Grill 6-inches from the heat for about 5-8 minutes„ turning them once, or until they reach the doneness you like. Grill the cut sides of the bun for about 30 seconds. Slather one side of each bun with ketchup or ketchup mixed with mayonnaise, Top with the burger, followed by onion, tomato and pickle and finally the last slice of the bun. Makes 4

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