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Rita Burger

Today, Joe and John are remaking an old fashioned beef burger that their grandmother used to make and naming it the Rita Burger after her. This delicious burger is made very moist and tender with bread soaked in milk. Joe wasn't sure about making a burger with soggy bread but end up really liking it. They even get their dad to do a taste test, watch to the end to see if he thinks it tastes like his mom's!

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Rita Burger


2 slices white bread, crusts removed

1/4 cup milk

1 1/4 lb. lean ground beef

1 large egg

1/2 cup finely diced yellow onion

1 garlic clove, minced

2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1/2 tsp. dried thyme

1 tsp. salt

Butter for cooking

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Vegetable oil for the grill

4 hamburger buns, split and warmed

Toppings to taste, such as mayonnaise, lettuce, pickles, onion and tomatoes


1.Cube the bread and place in a medium bowl. Add the milk. Soak the bread in the milk 10

minutes. Mash the bread with the back of spoon until fairly smooth.

2. Add the beef, egg, onion, garlic, Worcestershire, thyme, salt and pepper to the bowl. Gently mix until just combined.

3. Form the meat mixture into 4, 3/4-inch thick patties.

4. Heat a skillet over medium heat, spray with cooking spray, and add 1 tbsp. butter per

hamburger into skillet

5. Sautee the burgers about 4-5 minutes per side, or until entirely cooked through(add some

water to pan if needed). Sandwich the burgers in the buns, top as desired and serve.

Rita Burger Recipe
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