Once a month I have such a wonderful opportunity to contribute a post on Angel's wonderful blog as one of her Contributing Angels. Please say hello to some of the other Angels :)
Earlier in the week I was equally blessed to co-host The Great Blog Train and share some things about the amazing place I get to call home Hawaii. In doing this it made me think about how most people view Hawaii. They see the more touristy things so I decided I would share a "local" style comfort recipe with everyone. I feel a wee bit guilty since it's not the healthiest recipe, but as a fellow nurse I'm sure Angel would say the key to everything is moderation. It's okay to enjoy a little bit of bad as long as we don't over do it.
One of my favorite comfort foods is Hamburger Steak, which can also be made into a Hawaiian Local meal called "Loco Moco". I'll be sharing our family's take on both of these recipes with you.
Ingredients for Hamburger Patties:
4lb ground beef (I use a combination of 90% & 80%)
2 packages of Lipton dry onion soup mix (smash each package while they are still sealed)
4 garlic cloves minced
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup worcestershire sauce
4 slices of bread
2 onions sliced
Directions for Hamburger Patties:
In a large bowl place ground hamburger, onion soup mix, chopped onions and garlic, use your hands to mix everything evenly together. Add in eggs and worcestershire sauce mix well. Take the bread slices and pull into tiny pieces placing into your hamburger mixture. Be sure everything is mixed very well together.
Make good size patties about an inch or so thick. I make some smaller for the younger kiddos and some bigger ones for my husband and older sons.
Cook hamburgers over medium heat about 7 minutes on each side. You'll want the juices to run clear. Since I'm making for a big brood I have to do this in a lot of batches..... Yikes!!!!! Throughout each batch you'll want to dump out the excess oils (be sure to reserve some towards the end for the gravy).
Once Hamburger patties are cooked; with a little bit of oils leftover in pan, cook your sliced onions until they are clear and tender. If you only have one batch of hamburgers to make you can always cook the onions in the same pan while cooking your hamburgers. Maybe throw onions in once the hamburgers are turned.
Ingredients for Gravy:
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 2 Tbsp reserved drippings from hamburger patties
- 4 Tbsp flour
- 2 cups beef broth
- Pinch of black paper