Ernest Reynoso Gala

BURGERS

Juicy Burgers
by Ernest Reynoso Gala

1 kilo ground beef
1/2 cup oatmeal soaked in 1/2 cup fresh milk
1 cup chopped white onion
2 eggs
2 teaspoons rock salt
1 teaspoon pepper
10 hamburger or kaiser buns

For garnish:

lettuce
tomato slices
cucumber, peeled and slices
onion rings
choice of dressing

Mix together the ground beef, oatmeal, onion, eggs, rock salt, and pepper.

Shape into 10 patties using 1/2 cup measuring cup. Flatten slightly.

Heat a flat frying pan or charcoal grill. Brush with oil. Cook the burgers on medium heat to desired doneness.

If burgers are charcoal grilled, make sure burgers are placed six to 12 inches above the coals.

To assemble:
Slice 10 hamburger or Kaiser Buns crosswise. Put a lettuce leaf, a tomato slice, and the burger. Top with the desired dressing, a thin slice of unpeeled cucumber, and an onion ring.

Dressings:
Mix 1/2 cup mayo and 1/4 cup tomato catsup.
Mix 1/2 cup mayo and 2 tablespoons prepared mustard.
Mix 1/2 cup cream cheese with 1/2 cup all-purpose cream, and 1/4 cup chopped spring onions (sibuyas na mura).
Mix 1/2 cup cream cheese with 1/2 cup all-purpose cream and 1/4 cup blue cheese.

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