Here is a ground-beef version of steak au poivre. Julia would be so proud!
The secret to this wonderful meal in the beef. Sirloin or round would be wonderful. It would also be a good time to grind your own, unless you are very good friends with the butcher.
Hamburger Au Poivre
2 pounds good ground beef
4 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper
4 teaspoons butter
Tabasco sauce to taste
Worcestershire sauce to taste
Lemon juice to taste
2 tablespoons cognac, warmed (optional)
1. Shape the beef lightly into four cakes and sprinkle each with pepper. With the heel of your hand, press the pepper into the meat and let stand thirty minutes.
2. Sprinkle a light layer of salt over the bottom of a heavy skillet, place over high heat and, when the salt begins to brown, add the hamburgers. Cook until well browned on one side. Turn and, to produce a rare hamburger, cook thirty seconds over high heat, then lower the heat to medium and cook one more minute, adjust heat and time to cook the hamburger to a greater degree of doneness.)
3. Place a teaspoon of butter on each cake in the pan and add Tabasco, Worcestershire and lemon juice to taste. Ignite the cognac and add.
4. Transfer the patties to a warm platter and keep hot. Lower heat. Swirl the sauce in the skillet, pour over the meat and sprinkle the patties with parsley and chives.
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Saturday, January 22, 2011
Hamburgers Au Poivre
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They sound wonderful, Bev!...:)JPReplyDelete
Wow, other than the cognac I've been making something fancy for years! :-)ReplyDelete
Cathy @ Country Cathy
oh YUM!!! i am definitely going to make these soon! i love staek au poivre and i love hamburgers so why not? two more sourdoughs just came out of the oven. gorgeous but not very sour. our starter need to mature.....errrm....isaac needs to grow up!ReplyDelete
This sounds so d-lish Bev. I would love this one.ReplyDelete
I feel so fancy as I have been making a version of this for a long time. Alas, without the cognac.ReplyDelete
This sounds easy and delicious! It's on my to-do list...ReplyDelete
oh...i LOVE this...it is on the list for this week...what a brilliant idea...thanks for sharing...how is the bread baking going, my friend. i have a loaf i need to bake...maybe tomorrowReplyDelete
happy to visit today
One of our favorite restaurants back home serves a burger like this with bacon and blue cheese. Can't wait to try it at home with this recipe!ReplyDelete