Last week was spring break aka no better time to get in the kitchen and try some new recipes.
I am not one whose very much into fast food. My only exceptions are Chipotle and Five Guys every now and then.While convenient, especially on long days at school, not knowing the ingredients in things freaks me the hell out. (And after checking out the Board of Health grading of restaurants near my school, it may be awhile till that happens again.)
The other day, my dad was thinking of buying some beef patties for lunch. But after checking the estimate amount of calories, I politely declined, and offered instead to make some. He was on his way to butcher anyway, so it worked out perfectly. My fear of fast food and insane calorie amounts is how I usually end up getting ideas for trying out new recipes.
Here is the recipe I used. I made a few tweaks and used all beef for the filling without breadcrumbs (no fillers here!) and margarine. The thing about the patties is that they are easily adaptable. The dough is basic, and the meat can be made with whatever seasonings you like. Don't eat meat? Use chicken, soy chorizo, or veggies! Whatever you use, homemade patties only come out one way and that's delicious.