Simple Homemade Burger and Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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I don’t know what has been up with me lately, it’s as if one day i woke up and a switch suddenly turned on in my brain and all of a sudden, all i wanted to eat was meat. Not cake, not chocolate, not fruits. MEAT.

And not just any meat –– because knowing my bratty and demanding ass that just won’t do –– i want burgers. It’s not a one time craving either. I want burgers for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and dessert. I mean, you gotta admit that this is slowly going into the cuckoo territory. No sane person just wakes up one day and started craving burgers for 3 meals.

 

 

Okay, sorry. I’ll stop with the terrible meat puns. Hehe.

Anyways, in hopes to be curb my sudden hunger and desire for burgers, at the same time wanting to make it healthy and not-too-pimple-inducing, I decided that i’m going to give making my own krabby patty a go. And what do you know, this homemade burger and mashed potatoes recipe turned out to be such a success that i ate it for two days straight!

 

 

burger mashed potatoes recipe

 

burger mashed potatoes recipe

Simple Homemade Burger and Mashed Potatoes Recipe

  I don’t know what has been up with me lately, it’s as if one day i woke up and a switch… Breakfast burger, simple homemade, lunch, recipe American Print This
Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 574 calories 25 fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

For the patty : 

  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp thyme

 

For the burger : 

  • lettuce, torn
  • tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • ketchup or spicy sauce
  • cheddar cheese (optional)
  • eggs (optional)

 

For the mashed potatoes : 

  • 2 pounds of potatoes, quartered and peeled
  • 1 1/2 tbsp - 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup of milk
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Burger : 

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic powder and thyme. Place ground beef into the mixture.
  2. With hands or a fork, mix until well blended. Form into 4 patties.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan, add the onion and cook for 5 minutes until softened and starting to turn golden. Set aside.
  4. Place patties on the prepared grill. Cover and cook 5 to 6 minutes per side, or to desired doneness.
  5. While the second side is cooking, lay a slide of cheese on top to melt (if using).
  6. As the burger is cooking, lightly toast the cut-sides of the buns on the barbecue. Fill with the lettuce, burgers and tomato slices topped with the cooked onion. Serve with ketchup, if you like.

 

Mashed potatoes : 

  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes; drain.
  2. In another pan, heat butter and milk over low heat until butter is melted. Using a potato masher or a fork, slowly blend milk mixture into potatoes until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

 

Additional note : 

  • For the patty, feel free to opt out for the thyme and cayenne pepper as the smell of thyme and the spice from cayenne is not for everyone.
  • In the picture, i used perilla leaves as it has been known to have a lot of health benefits. However, the taste of perilla leaves is quite strong compared to lettuce and might offset the taste of the burger. 
  • Feel free to also top your burger with a sunny side up egg –– however be forewarned that it will be very messy to eat.
  • As for the potatoes, peeling it is optional. Actually, eating the potato with skin is much better for our health seeing as about half of a medium potato’s fiber is from the skin.
  • You can also add some frozen peas into the mashed potatoes for added fiber, flavor and “crunch”.

 

 

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