Pre-made, frozen hamburgers are a summer staple. Thick, chewy, and flavorless, they tend to be a food you eat because you’re hungry—not because you’re enjoying it. Throw together a batch of your own, homemade hamburgers and pop them in the freezer for an easy, go-to summer meal you’ll actually enjoy. And you’ll never guess the secret ingredients in my mom’s famous recipe.
Lee’s Famous Juicy Hamburgers
Makes about 20 burgers, depending on size
- 5 pounds of ground round or lean ground beef
- 1 pack of finely crushed butter round crackers (like Ritz)
- 1 cup of apple sauce
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of black pepper
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1/3 cup of Worcestershire sauce
- 1/3 cup of steak sauce
- 1/3 cup of soy sauce
- 1 packet of onion soup mix
- Mix all the ingredients well. You’ll need to knead them together for at least 5 minutes until none of the individual ingredients are recognizable.
- If you’re making a large batch, wrap extras individually and freeze.
- Defrost and grill until cooked to the desired temperature.
Serve with a refreshing summer cocktail.
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