If you’ve read the “About Me” section, you know my family members’ tastes do NOT agree. And we all have our little food idiosyncrasies. However, I have found a recipe we all really enjoyed. I got the basic recipe from the book Saving Dinner by Leanne Ely. I tweaked it, given what I had and what I thought my family would enjoy. I will post the original recipe then note what modifications I made.
Hungarian Hamburger Steaks
1.5 pounds lean ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
6 cloves garlic, pressed
3 t paprika
1.5 t dried marjoram
salt & pepper to taste
1 c low fat sour cream
In a bowl, mix together ground beef, onion, garlic, paprika, marjoram, salt & pepper until well combined. Divide into 6 equal portions and form into patties. Heat grill and grill on medium, turning every 2 minutes, until well browned but still juicy and slightly pink inside; 8-10 minutes. Serve with sour cream for dipping.
Modifications: I had about 2 pounds of ground beef. I used half an onion since it was quite strong and minced garlic. I sauteed the onion and garlic before adding to the beef. I also used more seasoning than called for although I didn’t keep track of the amount. I suggest putting the spices in, getting a tiny ball of meat mixture out (like a teaspoon’s worth) and browning it in a skillet to test the seasoning. I did that and I’m glad I did, since to me, there wasn’t enough seasoning. I also added some Mexican style chili powder. I grilled them on the George Foreman.
I served them with buns and the usual condiments. I also fried some cubed potatoes and served up a salad.
Enjoy and let us know how you like this recipe!