Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Classic Barbecued Hamburgers - 1960's

Continuing the sixties theme, with this little summer number I thought I would try and lighten the mood a bit given the weather outside.  This is one of those two tier recipes with the beef and the sauce being made separately.  However, I reckon a BBQ shop-bought marinade would suffice if you're short of time.  This is a really basic burger recipe which can be added to or modified.

In The Good Housewives Encyclopedia there is a little post-amble for the nervous readers who might not have experienced Hamburgers before, which I have to include here.

"The Genuine American hamburger has at least two or three garnishes, so don't be afraid to experiment"

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The Burgers

1lb. ground beef
1 tablespoon Worcester Sauce
1 onion, finely chopped.
1 teaspoon salt.
Barbecue Sauce or butter for basting.

1. Combine all of the ingredients and shape into ovals (this helps the patties cook evenly).  Remember to use lean beef if you want the healthy option.
2.To keep them tender, handle as little as possible.
3. Baste with the barbecue sauce while grilling, should take between 10 and 15 minutes under a moderately hot grill.

Barbecue Sauce

2 onions, chopped fine.
2 tablespoons of vinegar
1 tablespoon of Worcester Sauce
1 tablespoon of brown sugar
1 tablespoon of chilli powder
half a pint of tomato ketchup
2 tablespoons of water
4 tablespoons of oil

Cook onions in the oil until tender and golden.
Add all other ingredients, stir well and cook gently for 10 to 15 minutes.

Serve BBQ burgers with lots of garnishes as the book says, use soft white rolls.

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