There are two kinds of burger lovers, those who like ground beef formed into a patty with just a little seasoning and those who like it mixed up with eggs, fillers, sauces and a myriad of other ingredients. I am definitely in the beef with a few seasonings camp.
So, when I was cruising through the Crosby’s Molasses site and saw Mo burgers that are made with molasses, onions and salsa, why would I make it?
There are a couple of reasons. First, if you don’t try different things, you might miss a great new dish. Second, while there were additions to the beef, there weren’t that many. So, I went for it.
The recipe is at this link:
I started by sauteing the onion and salsa.
I put the onions in a bowl and stirred in the molasses, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. I added the beef and mixed lightly.
I formed the beef into four patties. I like to depress the centre of my patties as I find it cuts back on shrinkage when the burgers are cooked.
I preheated my Weber Genesis Grill to medium high and put the burgers on.
I cooked them for about 4 minutes a side and made sure the internal temperature was over 165 F.
Here are the finished burgers.
These were very different from my regular less seasoned burgers. The molasses definitely add a sweetness but it is a rich deep sweetness which I like about molasses. There was a touch of spicy notes from the salsa and Worcestershire but not enough to offend even picky kids.
I still prefer my plain burgers but these are very good for those who like their burgers sauced up. That being said I did enjoy them. They are good enough I will make them from time to time just for a switch up from the regular burgers.
The Old Fat Guy
That’s my kind of burger, sweet and spicy
Thanks, Rahul! However, I still prefer plain old beef burgers.
I would have never thought to add molasses to a burger, as I’m in the same camp with you… just a few simple seasonings, and i’m happy!
I know what you mean. As I was eating these I thought to myself they weren’t burgers. They were more like a hot meatloaf sandwich. They tasted good but a burger should be mostly a beef flavour.