Burgers
Joeys burger

Joeys burger

Joeys burger

This holiday weekend, I will be cooking with my friends. My friends are Rachel, Phoebe and Monica. They may be familiar to you, too. They visited my house every week for many years. I now see them on syndication whenever I turn the channels. They were my best friends. They were all my age and I could relate to their crazy lives every week, even though I didn’t live in NYC above the coffee shop. I have to admit that I am nostalgic about my TV days with “friends” when I drive through Raleigh and see all the new condos with shops and restaurants beneath them. I tell Will that I think it would be great to have a coffee shop or bar below my residence. Don’t you?

My Mom, who probably has never seen an episode of Friends, discovered a cookbook called “Cooking with Friends” and gave it to my mom for Christmas 1995. This cookbook is over 20 years old, and has some wear from daily use. These photos are from the early days of the show, with some pictures taken during Rachel’s iconic haircut.

This book has many great recipes. You can find cute names for foods like Chandler’s “Could This be Any More Fattening?” Cheesecake. Cheesecake. It brings back many memories! How about “How are you doing?” I have to admit that I do use some “Joey!” talk with my children every morning when I wake up.

The cookbook says Joey is not a great cook but can make a good burger. My friends, that is the truth! Since years, I have used his burger recipe. This burger recipe is simple and delicious. I am sharing it with my friends because it will work well for holiday weekend cook-outs.

Joey’s Best Grilled Burgers

Ground beef 2 lb

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

(I added Italian seasoning to this recipe because Joey is Italian).

6 buns, divided

Mix the meat and ingredients together gently, then form six patties about an inch thick.

For medium-rare, grill for 8 minutes and turn them once. Grill for approximately 10 minutes to medium.

 

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