By Kevin Williams
The waning days of warm weather in much of the United States mean that the outdoor grills will soon be packed away for the winter. Well, not for everyone. Some Amish do enjoy burgers on the grill year-round. And this recipe, from an Amish woman in Indiana, can be replicated in a skillet on the stovetop as easily as it can on the grill.
Reader Barbara tested out these burgers and had this to say:
"Was a great recipe for BBQ Sauce and Burgers. Grilled at about 250 and basted with the sauce. We grill out all year, even in the rain and snow, so this is a wonderful addition to our recipes to use.
Barbara Miller's Barbecue Burgers
- FOR THE PATTIES:
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 2 teaspoon salt
- fresh ground black pepper
- 1 large egg beaten (I use free range eggs)
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 6 crackers broken
- ½ cup skim milk
- 1 teaspoon parsley
- ⅛ teaspoon oregano
- ⅛ teaspoon basil
- FOR THE GRAVY
- 3 cups water
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 cup water
- Salt and pepper to taste
- A pinch of oregano and basil
- Soak the crackers in the skim milk and set aside. Drain off the milk just before you make the patties.
- Combine all of the ingredients for the patties in a bowl. Then shape mixture into oblong shaped patties and brown slightly on each side in a non stick frying pan.
- Save the drippings. and place them in a baking dish.
- Make the gravy by adding 3 cups water to the beef drippings. Combine the 2 tablespoon of flour with water.
- Bring to a boil, and add the flour mixture to boiling drippings in a thin stream.
- Whisk quickly and constantly to prevent lumps.
- Season with salt and pepper and the seasonings, and heat until the gravy is thickened.
- Pour the gravy over the beef patties and bake at 400* for 30 minutes.
- Serve with mashed potatoes and crusty bread for a real comfort food treat.
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