Braised Onion Burgers

Okay, guys, you aren't going to get super fancy recipies from me. They will be easy and delicious. This is one of my favorite recipies ever. In fact, we ate it last night and I ask for it on my birthday. This recipie makes enough for a big family (6-8) or it is easily halved. Although, I never half (is it halve?) the sauce part because it is so delicious.

Braised Onion Burgers

2 lbs ground beef
1 onion, chopped relatively finely
1 1/2 t dried oregano
1 t ground pepper
1/4 c worcestershire sauce
1/4 c soy sauce
1/2 c red wine

Mix ground beef, onions, and spices. Form into 8 thick patties with a well in the center. Place in baking dish. Mix liquids in same bowl used to mix the beef. Pour liquid over patties. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes. Serve over rice or mashed potatoes. Looks beautiful with broccoli as a side. Seriously, your husband will die for this dish. Also, Johnny ate his whole serving last night saying, "Pretty good, mommy! Pretty good!"

Variation: My mother recently started chopping cremini mushrooms for the beef mix. She says that it helps the patties retain moisture and she loves the earthy flavor of mushrooms. I haven't tried it like that yet.

Broccoli kid tip: Johnny does not like the texture of broccoli florets, so I look for broccoli heads with relatively long stalks. Then I cut it up preserving as much of the stalk as possible. Peel the stalk and cut it into sticks or cubes. Johnny will either eat it with no complaint or I let him use "dip" (i.e. ketchup) as incentive.

Happy dinner!

1 comment:

  1. We made this tonight - everyone ate it. The sauce DID taste great on the potatoes, but I think next time I'll 1/2 the onions and decrease the oregano to 1 tsp. to suit our family preference(s).