With very good reason, last week had me and my brew ordering out most nights of the week. But with life back to normal crazy, I fired up the grill to make my very own Bodacious Burgers. What’s makes them bodacious? Just one simple ingredient.
In my book, nothing is better than a juicy cheeseburger topped with pickles and mustard and ketchup and of course, fresh white onion. However, in an effort to cook only lean meats, our burgers lacked flavor and were very dry. Buying only 94% lean, the burgers were healthy but hard to pass on the children who were accustomed to the occasional fast food burger. Then one day, I made a mistake that changed our burger.
Rushing to get dinner on the table , I mistakenly cracked an egg over the lean chop meat as I always do when I am making meatballs. I had no intention of making meatballs, but out of habit and while distracted by homework questions and emails pinging on my phone, I cracked the egg. I decided to go with the mistake and added a dash of pepper and sea salt. I formed the patties and had them ready for hubby to grill.
That night, my children asked for seconds. In all honesty, it was the most delicious burger I have ever made. Still using the very lean meat, the egg brought just the right amount of flavor to the meat. Now, I am well aware that using an egg when making burgers is not a secret but for my grill, it was an enlightening moment – a Bodacious moment.
Accompany the burger with either a fresh spinach salad or potatoes al forno or even a simple pasta salad and you have a winning meal!
1 pound of lean chop meat
1 small egg whipped
A dash of sea salt and pepper
Combine all ingredients but don’t work the meat too much. Form either 8 sliders or 4 patties. Grill for 5 minutes on each side for a medium well burger.
Add cheese and your favorite toppings and make your very own Bodacious Burger!
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