Thursday, January 6, 2011


At one time we lived in a house with an outdoor grill built on the patio. Jerry and his apron were a perfect match for this equipment and when called for, he often made the switch from "dessert chef" to "griller par excellence" without loss of image. He also began culling recipes from all kinds of sources, and this recipe today is one of his best discoveries. Although we now use a George Foreman grill in our kitchen, and although Jer pretty much has retired his apron and his spatula, the recipe remains!

1 pound extra-lean ground beef
2 tablespoons minced onion
1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
3/4 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon each ground cumin, cracked black pepper and salt.

Combine ingredients, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 4 patties and grill.

That's it, folks. But this is just for a start. I like a really full-flavored hamburger patty and I use unmeasured amounts of everything! I am particularly fond of the taste of cumin, and I think the mustard in this mix is a great taste. So be brave and experiment; just make sure some of everything gets in.

1 comment:

marciamayo said...

That sounds so delicious!