With all the 90+ degree days we've had this Summer, it's sometimes too hot to even grill! I decided to try my hand at making some burgers in my slow cooker. BOY, was I glad I did! They were incredible!
This would be an excellent way to make burgers for a party! You won't have to turn your attention away from your guests, and your burgers will be ready to eat when your guests are ready to eat! You won't have to worry about your burgers "drying out" while sitting out. They'll be moist and perfectly warm. You could even make a little assembly line with all the "fixings" for your family or guests.
I sincerely hope you give these a try!
The "Perfect" Hamburger
2 lbs. ground beef
1 cup Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs
1 pkg. dry ranch dressing (I used Hidden Valley)
1 pkg. Onion Soup Mix (I used Lipton)
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 cup water
First, take some foil and crumple it loosely so that it lines the bottom of your crock. I used 3 pieces in total, but you might only need 2. This will keep the burgers from cooking in the grease! Pour your water in the bottom now as well. Mix together the ground beef, Bread Crumbs, ranch dressing mix, onion soup mix, egg and Worcestershire sauce. Form the mixture into patties (3" or so) and place them into your crock. I made 3 foil "strips" by folding pieced of foil loosely, so they would sit gently on top of the other burgers and still allow the ones on top to drain as well. You may choose to skip this step, but I didn't want to risk my burgers sticking together. I then added my next layer of burgers.
Cook on LOW for 4-5 hours or on HIGH for 2-2.5 hours. Serve on some yummy buns and ENJOY!
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