Thursday, July 14, 2011

All-American Hamburgers

Hamburgers are a meal my entire family will eat so I make them fairly often.  

Everyone knows that hamburgers really taste best when cooked on the grill.  I am not a huge fan of pan fried burgers because they always seems so tasteless.  

Unfortunately, I don't have a working grill (or the desire to stand over a hot grill in 110 degree heat) so I cook mine on my George Foreman Grill.   

This is similar to the one I have.  I love it because it's big and has removable plates for easy clean up!!  

I definitely prefer the taste of grilled burgers and since I can't grill them I had to find a way to make them taste really good!  

  I wanted the meat to be really well seasoned.  This recipe makes the hamburgers taste so flavorful and yummy!  It is my favorite way to make hamburgers.

The Stars of the Show:  You will need ground beef, (I always use 80/20 for burgers because you need some fat to keep the burgers from being too dry), ketchup, garlic, minced onion (I use dried), cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, steak sauce and sugar.

I like to mix all up of the ingredients in a bowl before I add the ground beef.  Once you add the ground beef, mix it gently just until it is all incorporated.  You don't want to over-mix because this will make your burgers tough.

Once the hamburger mixture is combined, I draw lines in the meat to divide it into four equal parts (thank you Rachel Ray for this tip).

Here are the patties ready to go on the G-Fo.  They usually only take about 10 minutes on high heat.

When they're done add the toppings of your choice and chow down!  

All-American Hamburgers

2 tbs. dried minced onion
2 tbs. ketchup
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. steak sauce
1/4 tsp. cider vinegar
1 lb. ground beef
4 hamburger buns
Optional toppings: cheese, bacon, lettuce leaves, tomato and onion slices.

In a large bowl combine the first seven ingredients.  Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.  Shape into four patties.  Grill burgers on indoor or outdoor grill for 7-10 minutes or broil 4 in. from heat for 5-7 minutes until juices run clear.  Top with cheese if desired and cook one minute longer or until cheese is melted.  Serve on buns with toppings of choice.

1 comment:

  1. Ha the "G-Fo" I mix my ground beef with minced garlic, spices, and ranch. But I would like to try this.