Don’t think of your electric griddle as just a breakfast maker. While it will make perfect pancakes every time, it also makes fabulous burgers! Here is a recipe for a wonderful steak burger that is perfect for an electric griddle.
The secret to any burger is the beef. While the hamburger you buy at the grocery store is fine for most purposes, you really want to be picky when you are planning a steak burger or hamburger. Go ahead and ask any experience cook, the quality of the meat is always important.
Hamburger? Steak Burger?
What’s the difference between a hamburger and a steak burger? Not much and a whole lot. Hamburger is a generic term for ground beef and for a grilled ground beef sandwich. The ground beef you buy at the grocery store is usually a mix of beef cuts that the butcher has available. The fat content changes and there is a difference in cuts of beef that can affect taste.
A steak burger is a bit more specific but at its core is a ground beef sandwich that is grill. Usually something advertised as steak burger will be specific about which cuts of beef are used in the mix. You may get the same mix at your grocery store but you may not know it. Most grocery stores label all cuts of ground beef the same.
This recipe calls for both chuck steak and cube steak. You will be mixing them together, with the other ingredients to form the patties. I usually recommend a 75/25 or even 70/30 blend for the meat, you want the patties to be juicy.
Did You Know….
That adding too much liquid to your meat mix can make it tougher to have the patty keep its shape while cooking? This recipe calls for steak sauce to be added but the amount is small. If you want any other liquids for flavoring (BBQ sauce etc), add them to the surface of the patty while cooking.
- 1 lb. Cube steak, minced
- 1 lb. Ground Chuck
- 2 tbsps. Montreal steak Seasoning, divided
- 1 pinch Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
- ¼ cup Steak Sauce
- 1 large Sweet Onion, sliced
- 4 slices Jarlsberg Cheese
- 4 Pretzel Hamburger Buns
- Preheat your electric griddle to 375 degrees.
- Combine the minced cube steak, ground chuck, 1 tbsp. of steak seasoning, a pinch of red pepper flakes and a quarter cup of steak sauce in a large bowl. Mix with hand until thoroughly combined.
- Divide the mixture into 4 portions and form large patties; sprinkle a little of the remaining steak seasoning.
- Add in enough oil on the griddle once it is heated.
- Scatter the onions and cook until slightly soften and golden brown. Remove and set off to the side.
- Add little more oil to coat the griddle and place the patties with the seasoned-side-down. Cook for about 6-8 minutes and flip; add cheese on top and cover with dome lid to melt the cheese.
- Cut the buns into half and place on the griddle for 2-3 minutes to toast.
- Assemble the buns, steak patties with cheese and onions.
- Serve with drizzle of steak sauce. Enjoy.