Holy cow. Can you believe that I’ve never shared a Hamburger recipe with you all?! I mean, I’ve shared lots of easy dinner recipes, but never one with the ole’ burger. The truth is, Hamburger recipes have never been a favorite of mine. I pretty much always fall in love with the bun.
Slices of bread. That’s what my heart is all about. And cheese (when can you ever go wrong with cheese?). But when it comes to beef patties, I’m just not that impressed. It’s just not my favorite.
How lame is that?
But this recipe is the exception. I’ve made it several times. It’s just the right texture. The right flavor. The right amount of salt and pepper and onion, and, well, it’s pretty darn perfect.
But the best part is that these burgers are cooked in a jacket-potato. That’s right. A jacket-potato. It’s a Dutch oven with the potatoe still inside. So not only is there the classic outer crispy potato crust, but you get to enjoy the inside too. It’s the best. And it’s a great idea for your next cookout. And even though it’s a bit different, it still tastes like a burger, which is what we want.
- 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
- 1/2 pound ground pork
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce
- 4 hamburger buns
- In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, ground pork, bread crumbs, egg, parsley, salt, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, thyme, oregano, and basil. Mix well. Form into 4 patties.
- Heat the olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the onion and bell pepper. Cook until tender. Remove from the pan and set aside.
- Add the patties to the pan and cook until browned on both sides. Remove from the pan and set aside.
- In a small bowl, mix together the ketchup, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce.
- Add the onion and bell pepper to the pan and cook until tender. Add the ketchup mixture and stir to combine. Add the patties and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Serve on hamburger buns.