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After making these for my son and nephew, I am not allowed to make "regular" burgers anymore. Cinnamon is what makes this recipe fantastic, and I use cinnamon for other beef and pork recipes as well. The main reason I like to use cinnamon is for its health benefits. Once digested, the cinnamon kills bacteria and such in your body. It is also a wonderful healing agent.
As mentioned in the instructions, for best results in flavor, do not press down on the burger patties to speed up cooking time. All of the juices that escape out while pressing down on the patties is all flavor being missed out on.
This same recipe can be used to make meatballs as well, just add a bit of sausage to it.
- 1.5 pounds Ground Beef
- 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
- 1 teaspoon Coarse Ground Black Pepper
- 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
- 1 tablespoon Onion Powder
- 2 tablespoons Oregano
- 2 tablespoons Fennel seeds
- 3 tablespoons Ground Cinnamon
- 1 cup Hoisin Sauce
- 1/2 cup Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/2 cup Teriyaki Sauce
- Thaw out ground beef and put into a mixing bowl.
- Add salt, pepper, oregano, fennel seeds, cinnamon, garlic powder, and onion powder, and mix well.
- Pull off a small hand full of ground beef and roll it into a ball. With the ball in the palm of one hand, use the fingers of the free hand and "slap" the ball to flatten it out. This method helps to keep the patty in tact without it breaking apart around the edges versus just smashing it flat with both hands.
- Heat up a skillet and place the patties in the skillet. Cook on one side for 5 to 7 minutes over medium-high heat. After 5 to 7 minutes, flip the patties over to cook the other side. Try not to press down on the patties as this will cause the flavorful juices to escape the patties. Once the patties are finished cooking, set them on a plate to rest.
- While the burgers are resting, the sauce can be prepared.
- To prepare the sauce, pour the Hoisin sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and Teriyaki sauce into a small mixing bowl and mix well.
- Once the burgers are rested, you can begin building your burgers.
|Serving size: .25 pound|
|Calories from Fat||288|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 32 g||49%|
|Saturated fat 13 g||65%|
|Unsaturated fat 16 g|
|Carbohydrates 33 g||11%|
|Sugar 10 g|
|Fiber 5 g||20%|
|Protein 23 g||46%|
|Cholesterol 98 mg||33%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|