HowTo: Snap, Crackle, & Pop! Burgers
What kid doesn't grow up enjoying a little snap, crackle and pop at the breakfast table? So, when I came across Craftzine's recipe for Rice Krispies burgers, I thought, yummm... why not? After all, it is grilling season.
- 1 lb of Minced beef
- 1 large cup of Rice Krispies
- 1/2 onion
- 1/2 tsp of grated nutmeg
- 1 tsp of garlic powder
- 3 tsp of dried parsley
- 1 vegetable stock cube
- 1 medium hot chili (optional)
- 1/2 tsp of mace (optional)
- 1 tsp of dried basil (optional)
By Andrew Lewis, posted on Craftzine.
Step 1: "Chop the onion finely (and the chili, too, if you are using it), and then add all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl. Crumble the stock cube so that it is evenly distributed throughout the mixture."
Step 2: "Knead the ingredients together thoroughly, squeezing the mixture with your hands until it binds together into a single cake. Let the mixture rest, so that the flavors of the herbs and spices blend with the meat."
Step 3: "Take a ball of the burger mixture and form it into a patty about 2 inches in diameter and 3/4 of an inch high. Thicker patties make for better finger food, and hold together better on a barbecue grill."
Step 4: "Grill the patty for about five minutes on each side. The outside of the burger should be a dark caramel brown, and the inside should still be moist but not pink. Serve the burger on a plate with a little green salad, adding salt and pepper at the last possible moment."