Does your family celebrate Oktoberfest? Are you celebrating Oktoberfest for the first time? Either way, these Oktoberfest burgers are going to be perfect for dinner. While nothing beats a grilled burger, most Americans aren't able to grill by October. The fall season brings a lot of rain, dampening hopes for getting the grill out.
Fortunately, this burger recipe can be prepared in a skillet. We don't want you to be unable to make this recipe during the time of year it's meant for! There are quite a few ingredients involved in this recipe, so pay close attention to the ingredients list.
Consider having a good beer with this recipe, and serve one to any family member of yours that's of age. You can't have a proper Oktoberfest celebration without some good beers! If you can manage to find imported German beers, that's even better.
Give your kids the opportunity to help in the kitchen by cooking this recipe together. Of course, make sure they're given a good reminder about kitchen safety first! Cooking with your kids is a great way to make lifelong memories together and teach them important life skills.
1-1/2 pounds ground beef
1/2 pound ground pork
3/4 cup soft bread crumbs (1 slice bread)
1 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon snipped parsley
1 beaten egg
1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons butter
In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, ground pork, and bread crumbs. Set the meat mixture aside.
In a medium skillet, cook onion in 2 tablespoons butter until tender, but not brown. Add to meat mixture, along with parsley. In a food processor bowl or food grinder, process or grind mixture. Return to mixing bowl.
Add egg, lemon peel, salt, basil, and pepper; mix well.
Shape meat mixture into nine 1/2-inch-thick patties. Coat the patties with the flour.
In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter. Cook 3 or 4 patties, uncovered, over medium-low heat for 12 to 15 minutes or until done (160 degree F); turn once. Repeat with remaining butter and patties.
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