Out-of-the-Ordinary Stuffed Hamburgers (Taste of Home)
You have your StufZ hamburger press and a handful of delicious stuffed burger recipes. Now it’s time to cook your hamburgers. Here are some steps you can follow to create juicy, stuffed burgers on your stovetop.
1) Add some spices to your uncooked meat. Many people add salt and pepper to their hamburger meat but you can get as creative as you want in this step. Try some onion powder, some garlic or some basil.
2) Grab your StufZ! Place your seasoned meat in the StufZ hamburger press and fill it with your favorite stuffings!
3) The right temperature. Turn your stovetop burner on medium or medium high. Preheat a nonstick frying pan. You’ll know the temperature is at the right spot when a drop of water dances on the surface of the pan (not stick to it!)
4) Flip it! – Place your patties in the pan and cook them for about 3-6 minutes (depending on how well you like your burgers done). When they show signs of browning, flip them! Then cook for another 3-4 minutes.
5) To cover or not to cover! Some people use the final two minutes of cooking as a time to cover the frying pan with a lid. This may help to promote more uniform cooking.
6) Eat and enjoy! Place your burger on your favorite buns, add some delicious toppings and enjoy!
The hamburger, a ground meat patty between two slices of bread, is sometimes said to be created in America in 1900 by Louis Lassen, a Danish immigrant and owner of Louis’ Lunch in New Haven, Connecticut. Rival claims have been made by Charlie Nagreen, Frank and Charles Menches, Oscar Weber Bilby, and Fletcher David. White Castle traces the origin of the hamburger to Hamburg, Germany with its invention by Otto Kuase. It is said by some that the hamburger gained national recognition at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair when the New York Tribune namelessly attributed the hamburger as, “the innovation of a food vendor on the pike.” No conclusive claim has ever been made to end the dispute over the inventor of the hamburger.
The creation of stuffed hamburgers is as difficult to pinpoint as the creation of hamburgers themselves. Some have suggested variations occurred in America since the 1950s. Others note that stuffed hamburgers became popular as part of the “designer hamburger” trend of the 2000s where top chefs and restaurants purposively sought to create exciting dishes out of the common man’s hamburger.
Regardless of its’ origins, the stuffed burger has become a popular choice in restaurants across the country. Now, with the StufZ hamburger press, you can create stuffed hamburgers right in your own kitchen!