BURGERS

Best Hamburger Ever

Best Hamburger Ever

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 4

  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded Colby or Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 (1 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed dried rosemary
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat a grill for high heat.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, onion, cheese, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, egg, onion soup mix, garlic, garlic powder, parsley, basil, oregano, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Form into 4 patties.
  3. Grill patties for 5 minutes per side on the hot grill, or until well done. Serve on buns with your favorite condiments.

Bacon Mushroom Ranch Burger

Bacon Mushroom Ranch Burger

Ingredients:

 

  • ground beef
  • liquid smoke
  • seasonings for burger
  • hamburger buns
  • 1 lb bacon, cooked and drained
  • sliced cheese (your favorite)
  • 1 package sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 c. BUTTER
  • ranch dressing

Direction: 

 Divide ground beef into the amount of burgers your going to cook, shape into patties and season with your favorite seasonings. Top each patty with 2-3 drops of liquid smoke and spread around so that entire patty has some on it. Grill (or cook in a frying pan) burgers until done. In a small frying pan saute mushrooms in melted butter until done. Place cooked burger on hamburger bun. Top with sliced cheese, bacon and mushrooms. Drizzle with desired amount of Ranch Dressing. Replace top of bun and EAT UP! Its a great “END of summer” dinner!

Blue Cheese Burgers

Blue Cheese Burgers

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 12

  • 3 pounds lean ground beef
  • 4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 12 French rolls or hamburger buns

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix the ground beef, blue cheese, chives, hot pepper sauce, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, salt, and mustard. Cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Preheat grill for high heat. Gently form the burger mixture into about 12 patties.
  3. Oil the grill grate. Grill patties 5 minutes per side, or until well done. Serve on rolls.

Firecracker Burgers

Firecracker Burgers

Ingredients:

  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 1 lb 80/20 ground beef – You can use leaner meat but 80/20 makes the perfect burger
  • 4 slices pepperjack cheese
  • 3 jalapenos
  • 1 habenero
  • 1 tbs chili powder
  • 1 tbs chipotle hot sauce
  • 1 tbs worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Direction:

  1. Place the hamburger meat into a large bowl.
  2. Dice up the jalapeños and the habenero and place in the large bowl.
  3. Now add the chili powder, salt, pepper, chipotle hot sauce and the worcestershire sauce.
    1. Mix by hand until combined. You don’t have to mix it until the peppers are evenly distributed. Actually having some bites with peppers and some without was rather refreshing. Plus, it was a lot of fun to see how spicy each bite was going to be.
    2. Split the meat into quarters. This will make it so that you can make four patties.
    3. Take a fourth of the meat and roll into a ball. Place the ball on a piece of wax paper. Fold the wax paper over the meat and press down to form perfect patties. Place the wax paper covered patties in the refrigerator until you are ready to grill them.
    4. Preheat your grill on high for at least 15 minutes before you place the burgers on the grates.  This will allow you to get the best grill marks.  Place the patties directly over the heat and grill for 5-7 minutes on the first side.
    5. Flip and grill for another 6 minutes.  This all depends on the doneness that you like.  For medium I usually cook for about 6 minutes on each side.  The second side may take a little less than 6 minutes.
    6. With about a minute left cooking on the second side add the cheese and toast the buns.
    7. To assemble the burger place the burger on the base of the toasted bun.  On the top half of the bun layer on the chipotle ketchup, letuce, tomato and onion.
    8. 11.  Serve the hamburger with a side of fries and chipotle ketchup for dipping.

Gyros Burgers

Gyros Burgers

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 4

1/2 pound lean ground beef

1/2 pound lean ground lamb

1/2 onion, grated

2 cloves garlic, pressed

1 slice bread, toasted and crumbled

1/2 teaspoon dried savory

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 dash ground cumin

Directions

  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil grate.
  2. In large bowl, combine ground beef, ground lamb, onion, garlic and bread crumbs. Season with savory, allspice, coriander, salt, pepper and cumin. Knead until mixture is stiff. Shape into 4 very thin patties (1/8 inch to 1/4 inch thick).
  3. Cook patties for 5 to 7 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.

Johnsonville Italian Sausage Sliders

Johnsonville Italian Sausage Sliders

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 8

2 pounds Johnsonville® All Natural Ground Italian Sausage, or links, decased

1 pound ground beef

16 small slider buns or mini sandwich rolls

Directions

  1. In a large bowl combine sausage and beef. Using your hands, blend the two meats together and form into one large ball. Use a spoon or a small measuring cup to gather up about a 3 oz ball and press into patties.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, pan fry 4 or 5 sliders at a time. Cook for about 3 minutes then flip and continue cooking for another 3 minutes. Test for doneness. Internal temperature should be 160 degrees F.
  3. Slice the buns and top the sliders with your favorite condiments.

Footnotes

  • *Condiments: Provolone Cheese and Marinara Sauce; Fresh Mozzarella, Fresh Basil, and Sliced Tomatoes; Giardiniera – (marinated chopped vegetables & olives); Sautéed Onions & Roasted Red Peppers; Sautéed Mushrooms and Cheddar Cheese

Ranch Burgers

Ranch Burgers

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 8 servings

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 (1 ounce) package ranch dressing mix
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup crushed saltine crackers
  • 1 onion, chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat the grill for high heat.
  2. In a bowl, mix the ground beef, ranch dressing mix, egg, crushed crackers, and onion. Form into hamburger patties.
  3. Lightly oil the grill grate. Place patties on the grill, and cook 5 minutes per side, or until well done.

Slider-Style Mini Burgers

Slider-Style Mini Burgers

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 24 sliders

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 (1.25 ounce) envelope onion soup mix
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 24 dinner rolls, split
  • 1/2 cup sliced pickles (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Mix together the ground beef and onion soup mix in a large skillet; cook and stir over medium-high heat until the beef is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink. Drain and discard any excess grease. Remove from heat. Stir the mayonnaise and Cheddar cheese into the ground beef mixture.
  3. Lay the bottoms of the dinner rolls on the prepared baking sheet. Spread the cheese and beef mixture on the bottom half of each roll. Replace the tops. Cover with another sheet of aluminum foil sprayed with cooking spray.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the burgers are heated through and cheese melts, about 30 minutes. Serve with sliced pickles.

Stacked Double Cheese Burger

Stacked Double Cheese Burger

Ingredients

  • Steak mince 350g, ground
  • Worcestershire sauce ½ tbsp (try American Garden available at gourmet stores)
  • Onion 1, ½ grated and ½ sliced
  • Dijon mustard 1 tsp (try Roland available at gourmet stores)
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • Oil 1 tbsp
  • Emmenthal 4 slices (try President available at gourmet stores)
  • Tomato ½, sliced
  • Letuce 2 leaves
  • Crusty buns 2

The Burger Sauce

  • Mayonnaise 1 ½ tbsp
  • Tomato ketchup 1 tsp
  • Dijon mustard 1 tsp (try Roland available at gourmet stores)
  • Gherkins 1tbsp, finely diced (try Sacla available at gourmet stores)
  • Onion 1 tbsp, finely diced
  • Garlic salt ¼ tsp (try Sunny Select available at gourmet stores)

Direction:

  1. Mix the burger sauce ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Mix meat, Worcestershire sauce, grated onion, mustard and seasoning
  3. Preheat grill or use a grill pan.
  4. Grill 3-4 minutes per side for medium-sized enterprises.
  5. At the last minute add the cheese.
  6. Stack two burger in each bun with tomato, lettuce, onion and hamburger sauce.

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                                  Bacon Wrapped Hamburgers       

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 6 servings

  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 6 hamburger buns, split

Directions

  1. Preheat a grill for high heat.
  2. 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, and wrap a slice of bacon around each one. Secure bacon with toothpicks.
  3. Place patties on the grill, and cook for 5 minutes per side, or until well done. Remove toothpicks before serving on hamburger buns.