Saturday, May 22, 2010
*Sigh* Sorry guys, seems like all I can come up with to write about right now is recipes. I'm a little brain dead due to my ongoing wrestling with the New Computer System and the upcoming end of 24 (the last broadcast begins in 48 hours!)
At any rate I credit this post to my aunt, who is doing extremely well healthwise, I am happy to say. It's not just a recipe, it is an entire dinner and can be expanded to feed as many as you would like. Basically the dinner is hamburger with grilled onions, mashed potatoes and broccoli - it's easy, delicious and works even for one person. Here we go:
Hamburger Steak Smothered in Onions
Garlic or onion powder
Green veg: broccoli or similar
Take the hamburger and season it well with Worcestershire, pepper and garlic or onion powder. A pound of ground meat will make three to four patties, depending on appetites and what else you are serving. (If you are adding salad and dessert, a pound will serve four, no problem.) If you are feeding fewer than three or four take the excess patties, stick each one in a Zip-Lock bag and put them in the freezer. They will keep handily for a month or two.
Chop the onions and set them aside. Prep some broccoli, green beans or whatever you like and get the steamer ready. Peel and chop the potatoes and hold them in cold water in the cooking pot.
You should start the vegetables first. Once they are cooking, turn the heat down and start cooking the hamburger patties. They will take about four minutes per side. Once you have flipped them, throw the onions over the top and stir gently here and there to get them cooked. If the vegetables aren't done by the time the burgers are you can take the patties out, cover with aluminum foil and let them rest while you finish everything else.
Season the broccoli or whatever with lemon, salt, pepper and a little butter. Mash the potatoes. Plate the dinner and throw the grilled onions on top of the hamburger patties. Eat.
Anything smothered in onions gets my vote.