Summer Burgers

Posted on: May 29, 2011

  Memorial Weekend, cousin home from a tour of duty in Afghanistan, and burgers on the     grill. The ingredients for a perfectly wonderful weekend.

After years of grilling burgers- I just KISS the meat- and embellish the toppings.

KISS; keep it simple, stupid. There is no need for a complicated burger recipe. I use 80% lean ground beef (the fat is necessary for juciness and flavor). I gently form the meat into 1/4 pound patties, and them I really flatten them. They will shrink. A lot. Flatten them into a shape that is freakishly larger than the bun, and absurdly flat. I sprinkle the patties with worchestershire sauce and a couple shakes of salt. On a super hot grill, about 5 minutes per side. Then load those babies up!

My dear hubby’s favorite is jalapeno slices, held in place with a slice of pepperjack cheese.

My son’s favorite is blue cheese crumbles, melted, then topped with A-1 sauce.

My daughter is the plain jane, just some Heinze 57 and a bun.

Me? I am the full loaded queen. Onions, mushrooms, bacon, cheese ( blue, pepper jack, cheddar- how ’bout all three!), avocado, peppers. The garbage sink burger.

Remember our service men this Memorial Weekend. Peace~


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