Did you grow up eating burgers made with a packet of Lipton Onion Soup mix thrown in with the meat? I did and I was never a big fan, because it made the meat dry and all I could taste was onion.
I’ve experimented with lots of burger recipes over the years, and this is the one I keep coming back to again and again. My family loves biting into the burger and tasting the herbed cream cheese in the middle. You can make a big batch of these burgers in advance if you like; they freeze really well.
1/2 cup softened cream cheese
1 tbsp chopped fresh chives, basil or parsley (or a combination)
2 pounds (1 kg) lean ground beef
1 tsp garlic powder
Dash pepper, salt
1 egg, beaten
Makes 6 burgers.