- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 pound ground sausage
- 1/4 onion, finely chopped
- 2-4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan Cheese
- 2 Tb parsley, finely chopped
- 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt
- 1/8 tsp cracked black pepper
- 5 to 6 onion buns or hamburger buns
- 6 Tb unsalted butter
In a large bowl combine all the above ingredients, except the buns and butter, mix thoroughly. (There’s no tool in the kitchen that works better than you fingers and hands for this) Cover the bowl with plastic cling wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour, not more than 8 hours. Place a baseball size amount of the meat mixture in your hands, softly mold into a smooth ball. With your hands, press and flatten the meat ball down to 1/2″ thickness. (tip: On a plastic cutting board I sprinkle a bit of water, moistened my fingers then place the meat mixture ball on the board and use my fingers to flatten to desired thickness. That little bit of water helps get the mixture from sticking to the board and my hands and makes it easy to shape.)
Preheat a large skillet over medium heat, then once you place the patties in the pan turn the heat down to medium. Cook 4-5 minutes per side until patties are browned.
In a small skillet melt the butter, brush on the open face side of the bun. Broil on low for a couple of minutes, just until lightly toasted.
Suggestions: Generally I like to dress my hamburgers simply. Sliced tomatoes, spinach leaves, mayonnaise, mustard and sweet relish. But I have also been known to throw on avocado slices, sliced red onions, sweet cabbage slaw and different homemade relishes and spreads.