One of my most favorite burgers is when my husband makes them from scratch. Fresh ground beef with a few little ingredients and BAM! you have an awesome fat and juicy burger! Usually, when we buy our fresh ground beef, we buy it in bulk so that we can measure it out into our portion sizes and perfect for our family size meals. Lately, we’ve been using a new retro-looking scale that we received from EatSmart for the purpose of review. This isn’t your ordinary scale; it’s an actual retro looking scale that is not digital! I love these kinds of scales because you can use the bowl that came with it or another bowl and adjust the starting weight as needed.
What makes this EatSmart Precision Retro Mechanical Kitchen Scale so beautiful? Well, for me it’s that it goes wonderfully with our retro kitchen. OK, so it’s not that it goes into our kitchen, it’s because it works and it’s super easy to use. It comes with its bowl for holding your items you want to weigh and it comes in several different colors. Oh and let’s not forget to mention that unlike most non-digital scales, this one has a capacity of 11 pounds! That’s right if you want to measure something up to 11 pounds you are good to go with this one. Makes it nice if you have a box to ship and need to know the weight, just saying!
The EatSmart Precision Retro Mechanical Kitchen Scale is very reasonable, at $39.95 and often found on sale! You can get it in black, red, or silver. It comes with a 1.5-quart stainless steel mixing bowl to make it super easy to hold your items and is super easy to clean! Oh, and if you order from Amazon, you can order it Prime and get free shipping!
I recently decided to go to Eastern Market here in Detroit with another blogger and pick up a bunch of fresh fruits, veggies, and other items. Most of which was to be used that day for the birthday party we were having for the boys. These burgers were supposed to be done for the party. However, we ran out of time and ended up not making them, so I ended up needing to use my new and fancy EatSmart Precision Retro Scale to measure out our four pounds of beef that weren’t going to make burgers.
For the recipe, we used one pound of the beef and separated the remaining into one pound portions for later use to make Meatloaf, burgers, or whatever else we decided.
OK, time for that recipe I was talking about up there. This is the way Brandon always seems to make his burgers when we are making them fresh, and they are so good! The Retro Scale is great for weighing out all kinds of ingredients; I’ve even been using it for fruits and veggies throughout the last month.
Fresh Burgers with Oats & Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/4 cup quick oats
- 2-3 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
- Salt & Pepper
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well blended.
- Pat mixture into hamburger patties; the size of your choice - we usually make 3-4 from this batch.
- Grill until done how you prefer your burgers;
- for our family!
The rest is up to you on how you prepare your burger. You can add a slice of cheese if you like cheese on your burgers.