Once the warm weather hits in Vancouver the barbeques come out – especially amongst our friends. This always calls for “bring your own meat” (and beer of course, but this isn’t a beer blog). Armed with ground beef from the freezer, C came up with this recipe before one such BBQ. It is super simple, but surprisingly delicious and now a staple in our menu. We’ve even had them twice this week!
Yield: 4 burgers
1 pound lean ground beef
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup chives
1 teaspoon salt
lots of fresh ground pepper
Roughly chop the garlic and chives.
In a large bowl, work all the ingredients together with your hands. Divide the mixture into 4. Shape into patties. Press your thumb into the centre of each patty to create a little indent (this is the trick to stop the burgers from shrivelling up on the grill).
Place on the grill and cook for about 5 to 10 minutes (depending on how well done you like them). Stick them in a fresh bun with your condiments of choice (and a cold beer) and enjoy!