The Quality Burger
Last night I had two teenage boys and their dad over for dinner. Their mom was out-of-town. One of the brothers had mentioned that they were going to be eating cereal for dinner every night. Of course I had to have them over for some real food.
When I think of food teenagers like to eat, I think fast-food; burgers, hot dogs, French fries. I love all those foods; the only problem is I HATE fast-food!
Definition of FAST-FOOD from Merriam-Webster Dictionary
1: of, relating to, or specializing in food that can be prepared and served quickly
2: designed for ready availability, use, or consumption and with little consideration given to quality or significance
I don’t enjoy eating a meat patty that is rubbery, paper-thin, dry and flavorless. And I hate the taste and smell of a processed bun.
That’s what happens when food is prepared in a mass volume by a standardized method. (If I was going to McDonalds and paying one or two dollars for a burger, I would not complain. But many fast food kosher restaurants serve these burgers and charge eight to ten dollars.)
Often, when something is prepared quickly with little consideration, the results are poor. I believe in quality, and efficiency! All because you are making “fast food” doesn’t mean it needs to taste like an old shoe. Achieving maximum productivity, without wasting time, effort or money. I use this motto in my cooking, and all throughout my everyday affairs…
Buns are rising,
Mix together ground meat, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, black pepper, hot pepper flakes, and egg.
Shape patties, and place on a cookie sheet with sides. Bake.
Toppings for the burgers:
Lettuce, Tomatoes, sautéed Mushrooms
Guacamole, Onions, Fried Onions
- 1 pound ground meat
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/8 tsp cumin
- dash of hot pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
- 1 egg
- pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Shape the meat into patties.
- Line a sided cookie sheet or baking pan with parchment paper. Place the patties on the sheet.
- Bake for 20 min or to desired doneness. Serve on a bun, and offer a variety of toppings and condiments.