Posts Tagged ‘Chef John Mitzewich’

This week, my daughter asked for my hamburger recipe, so she could show a French friend how real hamburgers taste (she is a big fan of the Pink Panther movies). This got me thinking that I’m not all that confident I know what the ideal hamburger recipe is, especially if we are trying to impress the French. So I went straight to my go-to video chef, John Mitzewich at foodwishes.com. I was surprised that his cooking method was great, but his seasoning was very plain: salt & pepper. I like to keep burgers simple, too, so you can appreciate the flavor of the beef. But to me, it’s just not a burger without garlic. So now I’m wondering, does anyone out there have a favorite hamburger recipe? If so, please share!

Here is my recipe:

1 lb. ground beef

1/2 tsp table salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1 clove crushed garlic (or 1/4 tsp garlic powder)

optional: 1/2 onion, grated or chopped fine

optional: 1 Tbsp minced parsley (my mother’s secret ingredient)

Gently mix all the ingredients (too much mixing toughens the meat), and form patties. By the way, I think the perfect burger size is 1/3 pound, so the above serves 3. Here is Chef John’s method:

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Chef John has posted yet another great video recipe in his “Cooking with Grass-Fed Beef” series. We sent him some of our sirloin tip to work with, but he says this works with almost any cut as long as it is sliced thin.

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Our friend and grass-fed beef fan, Chef John Mitzewich just posted a great recipe for homemade beef stock. For those of you who buy beef in bulk and wonder what to do with those bones, here is your answer! Don’t give them to the dog. Make stock first, then give them to the dog!

By the way, Chef John is on his way to fame and fortune. First, there was the cookbook publishing deal from Parragon Publishing. Now, he just got a Saveur Magazine’s 1st Annual Best Food Blog Award for Most Innovative Video Content.

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