Burger! I think it is starting to be considered as a staple food for many countries.  Here in the Philippines, you can basically see it anywhere.  From high-end restaurants, fast food chains, food stalls, food carts and even on the side of the streets!  And from these spots, you can also see their different gimmicks that people love like finishing a huge burger in 5 minutes to get it for free and of course, the never-ending buy 1 take 1 promo... never gets old. lol!

So anyways, would it be a lot better if you can just make it yourself?  You can do and put whatever you want in your burger and ultimately, save money!  And maybe, just maybe... You get to think about doing this as a start-up business because people won't be getting your own patties from any supermarket's frozen section.  You know as they say, home made cooking is always the BEST!

Let me share how we do it with burger patties.

For the burger patty mixture, you'll need the following:

1 kilo ground pork (well, you can choose beef if you like but i prefer pork because it's cheaper)
2 medium sized onions, finely chopped
2 medium-sized carrots, grated
45g processed filled cheese, grated
1 teaspoon salt,1 teaspoon ground black pepper, 1 tablespoon sugar
2 medium sized eggs
1 cup flour

So just grab and wear your plastic gloves and mix everything up.  This mixture ideally makes 25-30 patties but it depends on how big you would like your patties to be.  As an alternative, you can also choose to use Singkamas (Jicama or Mexican Turnip) if you don't have carrots or you can use a combination of the two.  You can also add some left over bread if you have any, pour a little bit of evaporated milk to soften it.  This is if you want to increase the volume of your mixture.  Remember, this is just a guide, you can always adjust the measurement of the ingredients to your liking.  Go ahead and trust your taste buds hehe.

When frying, just use a small amount of cooking oil (about 4-5 tablespoons).  We don't want your patties to shrink.

By the way, you can use the same mixture in making meatballs but since we are talking about patties, I'll also show you some of the dishes I made using it.

For the Garlic Mushroom Cheeseburger, you'll need:

Your burger patty mixture (Fry 6 patties to match the amount of the mushrooms)
115g Mushrooms (Champignons, pieces and stems)
Pasteurized process cheese spread (OR you can just use a regular cheese)
a pat of garlic flavored butter
Burger Buns
Tomato or Banana Ketchup

It's just easy.  On a cooking pan, fry the burger patties.  After that, on the same pan, drain the excess cooking oil that you used for the patties, put a pat of garlic flavored butter and saute the mushrooms on it.  Slightly toast the burger buns and start assembling the rest of the ingredients!

For the Burger Steak, you'll need:

Your burger patty (of course hehe)
58g Mushrooms (Champignons, pieces and stems), chopped
70g sachet Knorr cream of mushroom soup (We will just use half of the sachet)
3 cups water
1 and 1/2 tablespoon oyster sauce
salt and pepper to taste

We have to dissolve the powdered cream of mushroom soup to 3 cups of water first before we start boiling it.  If we boil it first, it'll be harder for us to dissolve the lumps. While boiling, frequently stir it then put in the mushrooms, oyster sauce and season it with salt and pepper.  Make sure that you don't make your sauce too salty because we don't want it to overpower the burger patties.  Keep stirring until you get the creamy consistency that you want.  Then just pour it over your fried burger patty and serve it with steamed rice!

I hope you learned something from this post.  If you have comments, questions or suggestions, please feel free to post in the comment section or you can always reach me by clicking the contact link!

Thanks, and enjoy!

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