Hamburger sandwiches are not native to the Philippines. That being said, hamburger joints abound everywhere and we ate burgers all the time growing up. But when it came to making burgers at home, unlike American burgers which are usually plain meat patties simply seasoned with salt and pepper, our cook would add all kinds of stuff to our burgers and boy were they good! Give this recipe a try and you’ll see what I mean.
- ½ lb. lean ground beef
- ½ lb. ground pork
- ½ small onion, finely chopped
- ½ cup bread crumbs
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
- 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- ½ tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. pepper
- 4 hamburger buns, split and toasted
- condiments: mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard
- toppings: cheese, lettuce leaves, tomato, onion, pickles
- In a bowl, combine beef, pork, onion, bread crumbs, milk, egg, soy sauce, worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper.
- Divide meat mixture into four balls and flatten into patties.
- Grill or fry until burgers reach desired doneness.
- Serve on toasted hamburger buns, with condiments and toppings on the side for people to build their own burgers.
NOTE: If you want, you can make your burger patties with a pound of pure beef and leave out the ground pork. Our cook always used a mixture of half beef and half pork, but that was probably because beef was more expensive in the Philippines.