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Homemade Hamburgers

I learned a lot of cooking from my mom, who learned it from her mom. My grandmother grew up during the Depression, and their family had to make food stretch. When she married and had her own family, she cooked for a family of eight, and five of them were boys! This is how she made her hamburgers, and this is how my mom taught me.

Heat a large skillet over medium/high heat.

While the skillet heats up, combine the hamburger, oats, eggs, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt and pepper (to taste) in a large bowl.

Split mixture into 6 balls. We level out the mixture in the bowl and using a knife to cut into 6 portions.

Shape into 1/4-inch thick patties about 2 1/2 inches in diameter.

Cook in the ungreased skillet for about 3 minutes per side, or until browned. (Remove excess oil if necessary.)

Serve on homemade bread and favorite toppings. Makes about 6 hamburgers.

Homemade Hamburgers

  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% or 93% lean)
  • 1/3 cup quick oats
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Serve on homemade can bread and top with your favorite toppings (e.g. tomatoes, lettuce, onion, mustard, lite mayo, BBQ sauce.) We like to eat these with baked potato wedges as well.

Instructions

Heat a large skillet over medium/high heat.

While the skillet heats up, combine the hamburger, oats, eggs, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt and pepper (to taste) in a large bowl.

Split mixture into 6 balls. We level out the mixture in the bowl and using a knife to cut into 6 portions. Shape into 1/4-inch thick patties about 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Cook in the hot skillet for about 3 minutes per side, or until browned.

Serve on homemade bread with toppings. Enjoy! Makes about 6 hamburgers.

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What is one of your favorite occasions to make hamburgers? These would work great for an at-home Labor-day celebration. However, no matter the occasion, we love to come up with “reasons” to make these homemade hamburgers. 🙂

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