Homemade Burgers and Fries, McCarthy Style

20120329-193854.jpgThis is a meal we have regularly. Easy to prepare, kid-friendly and delicious! I have to admit, cooking meat is not my strength. Luckily I married a man who loves to cook/grill meat and most of the time we balance each other out in the kitchen. Occasionally, there are turf wars and some unwanted advice from both sides and someone gets shooed out of the kitchen. But this is a meal we make together great. Sig has figured it out that the potato wedges bake approximately the same time as it takes the burgers to grill, so the meal is timed well. -Steph McVox

20120329-194240.jpgRye and Coke seems to be requisite when Sig is cooking.

Sig’s Beef Burgers
· Half of an onion, grated fine
· Good splash of Worcestershire sauce
· Generous dashes of salt and pepper
· Sometimes I put a sprinkle of ground mustard
· ¼ cup bread, cracker or corn flake crumbs (optional)
· 1 egg lightly beaten
· 1.5lb/750g premium ground beef (not extra lean)

Mix everything together except the ground beef and then add beef, working it in but try not to handle too much or you can get tough burgers. Form into large flat patties, you should get 6 or 7. Wrap with plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator and let the patties sit for at least an hour. Turn the BBQ on high while warming up for at least 15 minutes. When you put the burgers on, turn the BBQ to low and cook for 15-20 minutes per side, adding cheese slices if desired. Our kids like to have peanut butter with their burgers. If I have any tomato jam kicking around, I like that with burgers and fries.

Steph’s Oven-Baked Potato Wedges
· 4 medium-large potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 8 wedges
· Tablespoon of vegetable oil
· Sea salt to taste
· Good dash of paprika
· 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Heat oven to 400 F. Toss everything together and place on parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, turn each wedge over and bake for another 15-20 minutes. Pierce with a knife to see if cooked. Serves 4.

20120329-195039.jpgMy requisite glass of wine is missing from this picture.


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One thought on “Homemade Burgers and Fries, McCarthy Style

  1. Shiny Tomato April 3, 2012 at 8:33 pm Reply

    Nice wedges sis!

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