My family can eat a lot of meat. Like a lot a lot. This just means that we have had to get creative for how we cook meat, specifically hamburger. Normally it wouldn’t a big deal but because we can’t add ketchup to the hamburgers there needs to be plenty of flavor so the hamburger tastes good by itself.
I started adding roasted salt to the hamburgers and was amazed by how good they tasted! Roasted salt is salt that has been roasted to provide a distinct taste. Depending on the type of salt and the type of wood it has been roasted over, a variety of flavors can be created.
Salt is an essential part of our diets because it helps our muscles, memory, and heart function properly. It is important to be consuming a good source of salt though. There are three types of salt: rock, sea, and table salt. Rock and sea salt are unrefined, meaning that they still have their trace minerals like magnesium and potassium which help support nerve and muscle impulses and the regulation of the body’s water balance. Table salt on the other hand has been refined and is lacking these trace minerals.
As said in an article by Natural News…
“The right kind [of salt] and the right amount could enhance the taste and healthfulness of the food. Otherwise, refined (and iodized) salt, like refined sugar is slow poison.”
Makes about 4 hamburger patties
- 1 pound of hamburger
- 1 1/2 tsp. of roasted salt
- 1 tsp. sea salt
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- Cast iron pan (buy here*)
- Medium bowl
- 1/2 teaspoon (buy here*)
- 1/2 cup measuring cup (buy here*)
- Kitchen scissors (buy here*)
- Hamburger press (buy here*)
- Metal spatula (buy here*)
- Cut open the package of raw hamburger and place it into the bowl.
- Measure all the ingredients and put them into the bowl with the meat.
- Use your hands to mix the spices and meat together. Keep folding and mixing it until it seems some what evenly distributed.
- Turn the stove on to a medium heat and place the pan on the burner.
- Scoop a 1/2 cup of hamburger with the measuring cup.
- Place the 1/2 cup of hamburger into the the hamburger press.
- Repeat steps 5 and 6 until all the hamburger is gone and made into patties.
- Place the patties onto the pan.
- Flip each when they are cooked half way through.
- Take the patties off the stove when they are cooked the way you like on both sides.