Grilled Hamburger Recipes, Hints & Videos
Today's grilled hamburgers come in a variety of gourmet choices and sizes to suit any occasion. In fact, mini burgers have become something of a standard at American burger joints. So here's an ode to that most patriotic of American foods...Grilled Hamburgers!
Grilled Hamburger Recipes
In the mood for some juicy burgers? Make it Latino style! Add some ground cumin and cinnamon to your meat mixture along with tons of great ingredients.
6 strips of bacon
1 lb. ground beef
2 Tbs. chopped onions
1 fresh green chili pepper, seeded, chopped
1 garlic clove, peeled, finely chopped
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 avocado, peeled, pitted, sliced
1 tomato, sliced
1 pkg. hamburger bun
Cook strips of bacon until crisp; drain on paper towel. Crumble bacon and mix with ground beef, onion, green chili peppers, garlic, cumin and cinnamon. Divide into patties and grill to an internal temperature of 160 degrees (well-done). Serve with sliced avocado and sliced tomato over hamburger buns.
Serving Size: 4
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Grilled Cheeseburger Recipes
Easy way to add flavor to your hamburgers!
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 C. shredded cheddar cheese
2 Tbs. prepared horseradish
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 C. real bacon bits
4 hamburger buns
Preheat grill for high heat. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, cheddar cheese, horseradish, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and bacon bits using your hands. Shape the mixture into 4 hamburger patties. Lightly oil the grill grate. Place hamburger patties on the grill, and cook for 5 minutes per side, or until well done. Serve on buns.
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Grilled Gourmet Hamburger Recipes
A pocket of garlic paste and blue cheese cooks inside of the hamburger patty.
2 lbs. ground chuck
Sea salt, preferably gray sea salt, and freshly ground black pepper
Garlic Paste, recipe follows
1 loaf good crusty bread, cut into 4 sections
Preheat the grill. In a bowl, mix the meat. Form 4 (3-oz. patties) by using a scoop. Push them down and make little indentations in the middle to hold the flavors. Place a tsp. of garlic paste in the middle of each patty and add a little chunk of blue cheese tucked right on top of the garlic paste. Add a good twist of black pepper. Take another 3 oz. scoop of meat, make it flat in your hand and place right on top of the other half. Take your fingers and just seal the 2 patties up and refrigerate until you are ready to grill. Meanwhile: Split the pieces of bread, and pull out some of the soft center to make a hole for the burger. Place the bread face down on the grill to toast. Place the burger in the bread, and top with your favorite condiments.
Roasted Garlic Paste
1/2 C. extra-virgin olive oil
1 lb. peeled garlic cloves, store bought
Gray sea salt and freshly ground pepper
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Heat an ovenproof saucepan on the stovetop. When it's hot, add the extra-virgin olive oil. Next, add the cloves and season with salt and pepper.
Let the cloves begin to caramelize, then put the pan in the preheated oven. Roast cloves in the oven for about 30 minutes or until they are nicely browned. (Starting the garlic on the stove will save at least 20 minutes of roasting time). Let cool. When cool enough to handle easily, put the roasted garlic into a small bowl, mash with a fork and add oil from the pan until a paste forms. Store, tightly covered, in the refrigerator, for up to 1 week.
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Grilled Hamburger Recipe Hints & Videos
Chuck makes juicier, more flavorful hamburgers than ground round or sirloin. Much of the extra fat will cook out during broiling or grilling. To keep burgers juicy, handle the meat as gently as possible and don't press them while cooking.
For perfectly grilled hamburgers: Make a tiny hole, about the what your index finger could fit through, in the middle of your burgers. During grilling, the hole in the middle will disappear but the center will be cooked the same as the edges.
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