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Moist Estonian Hamburgers

These simple beef burgers are a cinch to make with ingredients most have on hand. The trick to these burgers is to only flip them once and make sure you don't press down on them during cooking so as to not lose the precious juices!


2 lbs. 85% lean ground beef
4 slices white (American) bread, crusts removed, torn into pieces
2 eggs
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
4 heaping Tablespoons sour cream
Vegetable oil for brushing the grill rack
6 hamburger buns, split


²Prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill with a cover, or preheat a gas grill to medium-high. ²To make the patties, combine the beef, bread, eggs, onion, salt, pepper and sour cream in a large bowl. Handling the meat as little as possible to avoid compacting it, mix well. Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions and form the portions into patties to fit the rolls. Dip the patties into flour on both sides. ²When the grill is ready, brush the grill rack with vegetable oil. Place the patties on the rack, cover and cook, turning once, just until cooked medium-well, about 7 minutes on each side. During the last few minutes of cooking, place the rolls on the outer edges of the rack, cut side down, to toast lightly. ²To assemble the burgers, on each roll bottom, place one patty, top with the roll tops and serve. Makes 6 burgers