Mmm, McDonald’s hamburgers; salty, smashed, yummy little things! Unfortunately, they’re a far cry from qualifying as an organic hamburger. We definitely frequent the aforementioned esteemed establishment, but as infrequently as possible. I think it ends up being about once or twice a month for us. I’d like to change that statistic to say, once or twice a year.
Sh, don’t tell anyone, but the secret to a great ‘McDonald’s’ organic hamburger is to make the burger super flat (uses less meat-works for me) and add lots of salt and black pepper.
I used homemade organic ciabatta buns which I had made last week and frozen (thanks, awesome Tfal bread machine!). But on a super busy day I’d just grab a bag of store bought buns. The buns I made are slightly smaller than store bought buns-just the right size for my kids to easily hold and unwrap in the car!
Ingredients (for 12 burgers)
1 lb. organic ground beef
12 small hamburger buns
1. Divide ground beef into 12 chunks.
2. Place each chunk into a skillet and flatten-as flat as you can make it! Salt and pepper generously.
3. Turn heat to high, cook for 3-4 minutes (or until brown on edges). Flip burgers and cook other side for 4 more minutes or until browned. Salt and pepper generously.
4. Put burgers in buns and add condiments of your choice!
5. Wrap in plastic wrap and stick your company logo on it for a finishing touch. 🙂