I was trying to find a hamburger pattie recipe that did not use breadcrumbs. I did not feel like baking a loaf of bread to make breadcrumbs... It was great to see ground flax seed as an alternative!
This recipe turned out very easy and tasty. In place of salt, pepper and garlic powder, I used Montreal steak spice seasoning. The ground flax seed gave the meat a very soft texture and it turned out very yummy!
Last night's dinner and today's lunch:
Hamburger patties slathered in gravy along with organic spinach, kale, red chard and red peppers
Hamburger Patties with Flaxseed
1 pound organic ground beef
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup almond or flax seed meal (I used flax seed)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 of an onion, finely chopped
Place all ingredients in a bowl, and combine with your hand or mixer. (I used my KitchenAid mixer.) In place of salt, garlic powder and black pepper, I used 3/4 tsp. Montreal Steak Spice seasoning.
Form into patties.
Cook on a BBQ, Panini grill, or pan-fry until done to your liking. Serve over a bed of lettuce (surprisingly delicious and I didn't even miss the buns!) and top with ketchup, thinly sliced onions, avocado, etc. Makes about 8-10 small patties.
- Adapted from Finding My Niche: Homemade Hamburger Patties