Burgers are absolutely juicy, delightful and mouth-watering.
The timeless American icon and staple date back to 1758 when a “Hamburgh sausage” recipe was included in Hannah Glasse’s popular recipe book “The Art of Cookery made Plain and Easy.” It was roasted and served with toasted bread.
A burger aka hamburger is made from ground beef cooked into patties and placed between sliced buns or bread rolls. You may grill, pan-fry or flame broil the patty as you desire.
You can serve your burger with any of the following:
- A special sauce
- Condiments such as mustard, ketchup, relish, mayonnaise, etc.
Top your hamburger with cheese or sesame seed burns. Apart from beef burgers, other types include:
- Bison burger
- Turkey burger
- Veggie burger
Why Burgers are Popular
Despite being rich in calories, burgers are popular across all age groups. The mouth-filling foods are popular for the following reasons:
- They’re cost-effective – economical and filling
- The ground meat used makes it easy to eat
- Easy to prepare for your own taste
- Familiar yet interesting to Americans
- They’re tasty and delicious
Why Homemade Burgers
One reason burgers are popular is the fact that they’re easy to prepare even from the comfort of your home. You can prepare your burgers at home for the following reasons:
- To bring your family together
- Portion control
- Allows you to use healthier ingredients
- Saves time and money
- To avoid food sensitivities and allergies
4 Alternative Power Sources for Cooking Your Burgers
Electricity is the main source of power for preparing burgers and other types of foods at home. When you experience a power outage or just want an alternative power option for whatever reason, consider the following:
- Natural gas
Unlike electricity, natural gas is clean and eco-friendly. Gas cooktops won’t just cook your burgers but also other types of foods, making it versatile in your kitchen.
What’s more, cooking with natural gas offers the following benefits:
- Faster cooking time
- Better temperature control
- Durable and cost-effective
- Even heat distribution
- Instant heat response and low wastage
- No power disruptions
- Better treatment of your cookware for increased lifespan
- Portable inverter generators
Storms can result in a frequent power failure. This calls for power backup options for your cooking needs.
Portable inverter generators come in handy during such power outage incidents or when tailgating and camping. You can use the generated power to keep your food cold, use your computer, cook or even stay comfortable in the event of an emergency.
Portable inverter generators feature electric starts for automatic powering when you need to prepare your homemade burgers. They also feature power outlets where you can plug in your grill or any other cooking appliance you want to use.
The generators can power your camper, recreational car, AC system, and stove, among other home appliances. However, you may not be able to use multiple appliances simultaneously due to power limits.
Some benefits or pros of portable inverter generators include:
- Portability due to lightweight and compact design
- Up to 24 hours runtime on a full fuel tank
- Rugged all-terrain wheels
- High efficiency and multiple outlets
- Quiet operation and USB ports
- Eco-setting saves on gas usage
- Solar power
Solar cookers and grills can cook your burgers either at home or when you go camping (or picnicking). Apart from cooking food, a solar cooker can help pasteurize your water for safe drinking. This is critical when camping outdoors or living in areas where accessing clean water is difficult.
Solar power is a renewable source of energy that’s available free for everyone. It’s clean and thus doesn’t cause pollution.
When you can’t access other sources of power or fuel to prepare your meals such as burgers, you’ll find solar cookers and grills handy. They feature a reflective material such as a mirror to reflect sunlight and focus it on stronger cooking energy.
Surfaces inside the cookers and grills are painted black for heat absorption and retention. This converts light to heat and keeps your cooker hot to cook your delicious meal.
A glass or plastic cover is used to isolate the air outside from that present inside your solar grill or cooker. This creates a greenhouse effect, ensuring no heat is lost when cooking for increased efficiency. Heat is trapped to cook your food.
Some benefits of cooking with solar include:
- Decrease in pollution
- Prevents deforestation
- Runs easy and food doesn’t need turning or stirring because heat is evenly distributed
- Wind power
A wind power heater and cooker can also offer alternative power option for cooking your homemade burgers. Designed to use wind power, the cooker heats homes and eliminates the need to cut trees.
Most land on the earth may experience desertification. And, together with increasing depletion of fossil fuels, there’s a need to increasingly harness wind power for cooking and home use.
A wind power system comprises of the following:
- A wind energy accumulator
- A mini wind turbine
- A cooking range
- A ventilator
- A heating system with a heater
This power alternative is ideal for areas that receive lots of wind to harness as energy. You’ll also find it handy for areas where people cut down trees to use as fuel.
Whichever alternative power source you choose to prepare your meals at home instead of using electricity or when it becomes unavailable, you’re bound to cook delicious meals using green energy. It’s an excellent way to prepare your meals while conserving and protecting the environment from pollution. The alternative options are also more cost-effective.