Nothing is better than a good burger cooked on an open grill. Here are five recipes that can help you produce burgers that will delight your friends and family.
Grilled Inside-Out Southwestern Cheeseburgers- Serves 4
If she were real, I'd vote for Betty Crocker for President. This recipe appears on bettycrocker.com, with lots of other good recipes.
The ingredients you'll need to make these burgers:
1 and 1/2 pound of lean ground beef 2 tablespoons of (finely) chopped onions 2 tablespoons of drained Old El Paso chopped green chiles 8 slices of pepper Jack cheese, 2x1x1/4 inch (approximately 4 oz) 4 kaiser rolls 1/4 cup Old El Paso taco sauce or Old El Paso Thick 'n Chunky salsa
1. Heat gas or charcoal grill. In medium bowl, mix beef, onion and chiles. Shape mixture into 8 thin patties. Top each of 4 patties with 2 slices cheese. Place remaining beef patties on top; pinch edges to seal securely. 2. Place patties on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 14 to 16 minutes, turning once, until burgers are slightly firm when pressed in center. Add rolls, cut sides down, for last 4 minutes of grilling or until toasted. Serve patties on rolls with taco sauce.
Zesty Burgers- For 4
This is one of the many great recipes I encountered at http://southernfood.about.com.
The ingredients are:
1 to 1 1/4 pounds of lean ground beef 1/4 cup of chopped onion 2 tablespoons of green pepper, finely chopped 3 tablespoons ketchup 1 tablespoon of prepared horseradish 1 teaspoon of salt 2 teaspoons of prepared mustard 1 dash of pepper your favorite burger toppings 4 split buns, toasted
Combine the ground beef with onion, green pepper, ketchup, horseradish, salt, mustard, and pepper. Mix together lightly. Shape the mixture into 4 patties about a half inch thick. Cook for 5-7 minutes per side, depending on how well done you like your burgers. Serve, with topping, on buns.
Texas Stuffed Grilled Burgers- Serves 5
I find this wonderful recipe at allrecipes.com, a site worth visiting.
5 pounds of lean ground beef 6 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce 2 teaspoons hickory seasoning (optional) salt and pepper to your taste 2 cups of onion, chopped 2 cups of fresh, chopped 2 cups of cooked ham, chopped 3 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat your grill for high heat. When hot, oil the grate lightly. In an appropriately sized bowl, mix the ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, hickory seasoning, salt and pepper until everything well blended together. Hand shape between 8 and 10 balls, and then flatten them into patties for grilling. On half of the patties (4-5), distribute the onions, the mushrooms, the chopped ham and the cheddar cheese. Cover the piles with the remaining patties, making certain to enclose the filling and to tightly seal the patties together. Grill the 4-5 patties for somewhere between 8 and 10 minutes on each side, or until the cheese in the middle has melted and the burger is well done.
This unique recipe comes from razzledazzlerecipes.com.
The ingredients you'll need:
3 T. Lemon Juice 1 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt 1 T. Worcestershire sauce 1 T. soy sauce 1 T. A-1 sauce 1 T. oil 1/2 C. beef broth 1 tsp. Heinz 57 sauce 1/4 tsp. garlic salt 1 tsp. vinegar
Instructions for Preparation:
Mix all the ingredients together.
Take 1 1/2 lbs hamburger and shape into patties.
Place the patties in a covered container and pour marinade mixture on them. Cover and refrigerate for at least 12 hours.
Remove from marinade and sear over high heat to seal in the juices.
Mushroom Stuffed Burgers- serves 6 people
Another tip of the hat to razzledazzlerecipes.com for this recipe. I've added them to my favorites list.
Required ingredients are:
a pound and a half of hamburger a quarter cup of finely diced onion two eggs, beaten lightly three quarters of a cup of soft bread crumbs a quarter cup of ketchup one half teaspoon of salt an eighth of a teaspoon of pepper two tablespoons butter one half pound of sliced mushrooms six Swiss cheese slices
Prepare as follows:
Mix ingredients 1-7 and shape into twelve 1/4 inch patties. Saute the mushrooms lightly in the butter. Place them on 6 of the patties. Top with the 6 remaining patties and seal them together.
Broil or grill to desired doneness. Top with cheese. Serve on toasted buns.
These five recipes will let you cook burgers likely to put your friends' and neighbors burgers to shame. I hope you have as much fun cooking and eating them as I have.
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Daniel Z. Kane, when not eating burgers, is an educator with websites dealing with subjects like online colleges and online degrees.
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