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Guest Friday Feast: Mini Man Burgers

October 1, 2010

I had a pretty busy week with work events, so I asked JD to cook dinner Wednesday night. He did such a great job that I couldn’t resist sharing his little burgers with you guys. The recipe is an Alton Brown one, and it’s wonderful and simple.

Mini Man Burgers adapted from this Alton Brown recipe


1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 pound ground chuck

8 (3-inch) buns or rolls, split in half  (JD used Hawaiian Rolls)

  • Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Preheat a griddle to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine the onion powder, garlic powder, pepper, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Line a jellyroll or sheet pan with parchment paper, and place the ground chuck in the middle of the pan. Cover the meat with a large sheet of plastic wrap. Roll meat with a rolling pin until it covers the surface of the pan; it should be very thin. Remove the plastic wrap, and sprinkle the meat with the seasoning mixture. Fold the meat in half, from side to side, using the parchment paper. Use a pizza wheel to cut the meat into 8 even squares.
  • Wrap the buns in foil and place in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes. Meanwhile, place the burgers on the griddle and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  • Remove the buns from the oven. Spread a small amount of mayonnaise on each bun and top with the burger and any other condiments, as desired. Serve immediately.

It was so good! JD did a really good job with it, and it was exactly what I wanted after a long day. Great with a beer too! I’m just annoyed the picture is blurry… maybe that was from the beer?

One Comment leave one →
  1. Stu permalink
    October 1, 2010 12:30 pm

    And we didn’t have a griddle, so I just cooked the burgers on medium heat in a cast-iron pan for a couple of minutes on each side. They were pretty tasty.

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