During the summer, I have each of my kids take a night each week to plan the meal and cook it. It’s a great time for them to work on their cooking skills and I love the break.
My boys love burgers and often one of them is picking it as their weekly meal. I however, don’t let them off so easy. I don’t let them use the pre-made hamburger patties from the store. We buy the 80/20 percent beef and they make their own. For burgers, you want the beef with the high fat content. That is the way you get deliciously juicy burgers.
Now this Make Ahead Hamburger Patties recipe is a great way to make your own beef patties. You can even make a bunch at one time and freeze them for later. I love this method because most of the the seasoning gets mixed into the beef. I feel like when you just sprinkle the seasoning on the patties, a lot of it end up on the grill and not on the beef.
- 4 tsp paprika
- 2 tsp ground black pepper
- 2 tsp fine sea salt
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 2 lbs ground beef
- In a small bowl, add all the spices mix together.
- Add the ground beef to another bowl along with 3/4 of the spice mix. Mix to combine.
- Shape meat into 1/4 lb or 1/3 lb hamburger patties and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle both sides of burger with a little bit of leftover spice mixture. Use immediately or freeze. If freezing, after frozen solid stack into a gallon sized freezer safe bag with pieces of parchment in between each layer. Makes 6-8 patties.
Recipe adapted from Happy Money Saver.