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    Anniversary Burgers

    Source of Recipe

    From "Goldy's Kitchen Cookbook" by Diane Mott Davidson

    Recipe Introduction

    "In Dying for Chocolate, Goldy makes this for the cookout celebrating the wedding anniversary of General and Mrs. Farquhar. But you don't have to be celebrating to make them; they're our family's favorite burgers for summer barbecues. Be sure to use real butter in the sauce, and serve the burgers right off the grill, when they're very hot and at their best."

    List of Ingredients

    ◦ 2 large eggs, beaten
    ◦ 2 tablespoons heavy (whipping) cream
    ◦ 2 tablespoons milk, preferably whole
    ◦ 2 slices bread, torn up
    ◦ 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
    ◦ 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
    ◦ 1 teaspoons salt
    ◦ teaspoon mustard powder
    ◦ teaspoon dried thyme
    ◦ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    ◦ 2 pounds lean ground beef
    ◦ 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
    ◦ cup ketchup


    In a bowl, mix the eggs with the cream and milk. Add the torn-up bread, onion, horseradish, salt, mustard powder, thyme, and pepper. Stir well and let stand for 10 minutes. Stir well again, until all the ingredients are well moistened and the bread is no longer in pieces. Add the ground beef and mix gently with your hands, just until thoroughly combined. Measure out the beef in -cup increments and form patties.

    In a small saucepan, melt the butter with the ketchup and keep warm.

    Preheat a gas grill to high or prepare a charcoal fire and allow it to become very hot. Grill over hot coals for 3 minutes on one side. Flip and brush with the butter-ketchup mixture. Grill the other side, until center is done to your liking, about another 3 minutes for medium, and brush other side with mixture. Serve hot.

    Makes about 9 patties




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