Sometimes when I find myself in a slump when it comes to originality in the kitchen. Its easy to make those “go to” recipes you know your family will like. But every now and then you have to exercise your creativity and try a few new recipes!
The key is to keep it simple when you’re pulling together something new on a weeknight! Sharing recipes with friends can save you time and potential dinner drama if things don’t go well with an untested recipe.
In our home the challenge is finding dinner solutions that make the palates of kids of all ages, including two toddlers, happy!
This is a simple twist on the traditional hamburger patty. The kids loved it and actually ate it without a bun! It worked well for me because “while I had the oven on” I made a side dish and a dessert which required baking… gold star for mommy!
This is a 4-patty version of the recipe. You can also make these into “sliders” for the kiddos!
1/2 c. steak sauce (like A1)
1 pkg. crunchy pretzel coating mix, divided
1 lb. ground beef
4 hamburger buns
Lettuce, tomatoes, pickles – for garnish
In a medium-sized bowl, mix 2 Tbsp. of coating mix with steak sauce. Add beef and mix well (use hands!) Shape into four evenly-sized burgers. Dip both sides of the burger in remaining coating mix and press coating mix into patty. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes, flipping half-way through. Juices will run clear and internal temperature will read 160°F.