Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Gourmet Hamburgers

No summer would be complete with out making hamburgers on your grill! Here a recipe for the best burgers ever!

1 lb ground beef
1 white onion
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg
1 tablespoon favorite bbq sauce or ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
6 hamburger buns, split


Preheat a grill for high heat.
In a large bowl, mix together the Cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, onion, egg, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Crumble in the ground beef, and mix together by hand. Form into 6 patties. Place patties on the grill, and cook for 5 minutes per side, or until well done.

Now a lot of people do not like to add the egg because they feel that it gives the hamburgers a meatloaf flavor. I have done it both ways and they taste the EXACT same, the only difference is that the ones that I made WITH OUT the egg fell apart all over my grill while I was trying the flip them. The ones WITH did not do that.

I have made this recipe enough times that I now just kind of guess how much of each ingredient I am putting in so don't feel bad if you don't use exact measurements.

*Tip for cooking is let them cook for a good long time on the first side because they hold up better when you try to flip. To insure they don't burn cook on a medium low heat.


1 comment:

  1. I definitely recommend using a higher heat as you suggest. One of the keys to a good burger is to sear in the juices. If you simply must have them very well done sear them well on both sides over a med-high to high heat then lower the temp a bit and let them cook through thoroughly. Oh and for heavens sakes please resist the urge to smash the life out of them with the back of your spatula. I want to scream every time I see someone doing this to a hamburger. You're not eating hamburgers to slim your waist line you're eating them because they taste good, please don't turn them into leather. :)