I recently received some delicious hemp hearts from Manitoba Harvest to play with, in the kitchen. I didn’t even know that hemp hearts was a thing, but was cautiously optimistic about my family wanting to eat them. After years of my cooking all sorts of off the wall meals, they are pretty good at trying whatever goes on the dinner table.
In the email, they suggested that the hearts might be a good way to extend my hamburger and as you know, I have a herd of kids to feed so Hemp Burgers had to happen.
I was just going to make my own patties with a little hemp thrown in, but after Googling, I found that every recipe suggested the addition of egg. Now that I have made the hemp burgers, I see why. The seeds themselves taste nutty and rich but they do absorb moisture. The addition of the egg held everything together. Purists would consider these meatloaf burgers though. I’m just being honest. They are tasty as heck and I would do it again, so let’s proceed and you let me know what you think.
- Medium mixing bowl
- Frying pan
- 1 Lb Ground Chuck
- 1 Cup Manitoba Harvest shelled Hemp seeds
- 1/2 tsp Garlic powder Use 1 tsp minced if you have fresh
- 1 Egg Beaten
- Salt/Pepper To taste
- In medium bowl, combine first four ingredients just until combined
- Add beaten egg and mix just until evenly combined
- Form into 5 even sized balls of the mixture, then press into patties
- Salt and Pepper both sides of each patty
- Chill patties for 10 minutes if possible
- Heat cast iron or non stick frying pan onmed/hHigh heat
- Place patties on dry, hot frying pan and fry to desired doneness.
Need a good bun? I made my Breadmaker Hamburger Rolls and they were the perfect addition.