RECIPE IDEA: Grilled Hamburger, The All-American Meal
Hi. It’s Lois at Recipe Idea Shop, telling you how to make a Grilled Hamburger, the all-American meal. December 21 is National Hamburger Day. In my humble opinion, hamburgers are terrific any day, though!
When I make hamburgers, I generally get somewhat leaner ground beef, but when you are grilling it, it may actually be better to have a little more fat. It burns off as you cook it anyway, and fat provides flavor and the ability to stick the meat together as it cooks. Look for ground meat that is listed as 80/20 (80 percent lean beef/20 percent fat) or 92/8 (92 percent lean beef/8 percent fat).
I like my Grilled Hamburger with a little salt and pepper. Don likes his with minced garlic and grated onion. He mixes the garlic, onion, salt and pepper into the meat mixture before he makes patties. Everyone raves about them, too. Yet, I prefer the simple, pure taste of beef.
A Grilled Hamburger meal is easy. And in Virginia, we can grill all year round, but we do tend to do more of it when it is warm outside (spring, summer, fall). I love it with Maple Baked Beans and Egg-y Potato Salad. How about you?
To serve, just add some condiments—ketchup, mustard, dill pickles, raw onion slices, sliced tomatoes, and/or lettuce—and serve it with or without a bun. I haven’t found a good gluten free bun; however, the Glutino Gluten Free English Muffins are good. If you know of a good gluten free brand for hamburger buns, please comment!
You’re gonna wanna eat these hamburgers!
BUT FIRST, DID YOU GRAB YOUR FREE COOKBOOK?
Hamburgers are a favorite any day, especially December 21, National Hamburger Day!
- 1 pound ground beef 80/20
- 1/4 cup grated onion
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Mix all the ingredients and form mixture into four burgers.
Grill on a medium-hot grill for about 5-6 minutes a side, turning halfway through the cooking time.
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