Wednesday, May 13, 2009


ok, no pic for this one, kids were screaming, people were stressed (and by people I mean me), and all were hungry.

But they turned out just delicious!  Here's what I did:


1lb ground beef
1/2 cup steamed and pureed carrots (or carrot baby food if you are lazy like me) give or take
1 1/2 Tbsp. Shirley J all purpose seasoning

Mixy mix and form into 8-9 small patties (remember they will shrink when cooking so don't make them too small).  Grill on a skillet for about 10 mins flipping half way through.

Serve on dinner rolls with a pickle slice and ketchup and whatever else on the side.

These were great--I think the seasoning added some really good flavor, and the carrot puree adds moisture so the patties don't dry out.

resist the urge to smash the patties with your spatula while they cook--sure it makes a super fun sizzling sound, but it also squeezes out all of that succulent juice that makes your burger taste great.  I learned this from one of the Food Network shows, but I forget which :)