- 1 lbs. of ground beef or venison
- 8 to 10 ramps (bulbs, stalks, and greens)
- Crush Red Pepper
- Liquid Smoke
Step 1: Go dig a mess of ramps or acquire them at your local Farmers Market (if that is a possibility in your region).
Step 2: Throughly wash the ramps and trim off the roots (and greens if you do not wish to include them). I prefer to include part of the greens into the recipe as they do not have as much favor as the bulb or stalk, but they help spread the flavor throughout the burger.
Step 3: Finely mince the the ramp bulbs, stalks, and chosen amount of greens. I have found that 8 to 10 small/medium sized ramps give the best amount of flavor without overpowering the burger. Then add the minced ramps into the meat and mix into the meat.
Step 4: Add Salt, Pepper, Crushed Red Pepper, and Liquid Smoke to flavor.
Step 5: Form meat into patties.
Step 6: Throw them onto the grill, cook to preferred doneness.
Step 7: Put on a bun, kick back with a cold beer and enjoy.