I lubbs a good burger but they can get a tad boring sometimes. Are you ready to try something new? How about a bit of feta cheese stuffed into the middle?
1 lb Ground Beef/Ground Turkey
1/4 tp Garlic Powder
2 Tb Worcestershire Sauce
4 Tb Minced onions lightly sauteed
Place the onions in a hot pan and lightly saute over medium-low heat. The purpose of this is to sweat the water out of them so it does not make your hamburger soggy as it cooks.
Place the ground beef in a large bowl and loosen up with a fork. Dump in all the ingredients EXCEPT the Feta and mix it together. Divide it into 4 mounds and place onto a cutting board. Gently press it together forming patties about 3/4 of an inch thick. Using a spoon, gently press in the center and move meat out of the way till you have a good sized crater formed. The trick here is to make sure you do not go all the way through to the bottom of your patty. Also make sure you do not get too close to the edge.
Using crumbled up Feta, fill that crater up. The bigger your crater the more cheese you will fit into it.
Gently fold up and over some of the beef from the sides and slowly cover up the cheese. If you leave even the smallest hole the cheese will run out as you are cooking the burger.
I have found that the patty holds together better if the meat is really cold so it if is warm at all, pop it into the freezer for a few minutes before cooking.
I like to cut up a bunch of options for people to choose what they like on their burgers. Anything that does not get used will just end up on a sandwich tomorrow.
For the buns, lightly butter and then toast, it will taste so much better. Get creative and try a kaiser roll or ciabatta bread. Anything that can hold some weight and soak up some juices will work great.
If you like the works on your hamburger there is a trick to make sure it all stays in place. Each layer needs a thin coat of a sauce of some kind. It can be mayo, ketchup, mustard or even dressing. That is what will keep everything from slipping out the backside when you take a bite.
Serve with some baked sweet potato fries and enjoy!