Aug 23 2008
Fleisch Küchele is the German version of a hamburger. Every region/state has their own version and name for this burger.
What sets it apart from the traditional American-styled burger is it’s insane amount of bread crumbs. It gives the burger a thicken, lighter, and heartier feel. The taste is also altered by the large amount of bread crumbs.
I found myself making these the other day – seriously – I just started dumping in breadcrumbs into my ground beef, cracking an egg, and mixing. And, I have to say that I was really surprised about the bread crumb’s ability to hold the burger meat together when used in such high quantities.
500 grams ground Beef
1 Cup plain Bread Crumbs
1 teaspoon Salt
a dash of Pepper
a dash of Garlic Powder
a dash of Onion Powder
Preheat oven to broil/grill.
Combine all ingredients in a bowl by hand until everything is evenly combined. Divide into 4-6 similar-sized balls and flatten to form patties.
Broil/Grill in oven for 5-8 minutes on each side, or until cooked through. Serve on a burger bun with your favorite toppings.
Make them even more traditionally Bavarian by adding 1 small onion, diced, to the meat mixture, and then cooking the patties in a pan with the lid on and steaming them in their own drippings. Serve with potatoes.