Onion & Cheddar Burgers
Lean ground beef contains less fat but it can produce dry burgers. To help retain some of the moistness, add 1 tablespoon cold water to each pound of ground beef before cooking.
2 lb ground beef
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 cup ketchup
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 cup onion
3/4 cup Cheddar cheese
6 hamburger buns
Combine beef, egg, salt, pepper, oregano, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl; mix well. Add onion; mix well.
Add Cheddar to bowl; mix well but do not over mix. Cheese should retain its shape.
Shape beef mixture into 6 thick patties using a hamburger press. Preheat broiler.
Place hamburgers on broiler pan. Broil, turning once, until cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Toast cut sides of buns under broiler. Place patties on buns.
Over handling ground beef results in tougher hamburgers. For juicy burgers, only turn once and don't press or flatten them with the spatula.