Monday, 12 October 2020

Comfort Food: The Will Burger

One of the things my other half and I enjoy is a good burger. You could say that it’s one of our go to comfort foods.

I’m not talking about those pseudo-burgers that you find at fast food joints. You know the kind I mean; those that perhaps look appetizing enough on the advertisements, but when you actually open up the package, it usually looks like it has already gone through the horse. And I am certainly not talking about those vegematic imitation burgers made with grass or who knows what. Ever look at the sodium levels on those things? Unreal how much salt goes into that crap! I am also not the least bit tempted by those frozen burger patties that you find in your grocer’s freezer. They look like you could fix the worn sole of your shoes with them. Hmm, thanks but no thanks.

Our idea of a burger is a homemade, from scratch, Will’s Burger. It begins with approximately equal amounts of ground beef and ground pork. To this is added finely chopped raw onions, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and crushed chillies. A little oats and a couple eggs help hold everything together. Pictured is about 8 pounds of meat which yielded 24 paddies at approximately 5 - 6 ounces each. That’s almost a 1/3 of a pound of meat in each burger! Yum!

Each burger is individually wrapped in wax paper and aluminum foil and frozen. Then, when the craving strikes (and it does so quite often), they go straight onto the preheated charcoal grill from their frozen state. Definitely worth the little extra effort to do it right. Fast food joints? Thanks, but I’ll pass. I’d rather have a Will Burger.


Now please excuse me; I have to go and start up the grill.

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