Five Burger Recipes that Can’t be Beaten

Everybody loves burgers cooked in the backyard. But, you can’t eat the same old burgers all the time, so here are the 5 best burger recipes I could find. I have cooked and enjoyed them all. See how they sound to you.

Grilled Inside-Out Southwestern Cheeseburgers- Serves 4

If she were real, I’d vote for Betty Crocker for President. This recipe appears on bettycrocker.com, with lots of other good recipes.

You’ll need:

1 and 1/2 pound of lean ground beef 2 tablespoons of (finely) chopped onions 2 tablespoons of drained Old El Paso chopped green chiles 8 slices of pepper Jack cheese, 2x1x1/4 inch (approximately 4 oz) 4 kaiser rolls 1/4 cup Old El Paso taco sauce or Old El Paso Thick ‘n Chunky salsa

Prepare as follows:

1. Heat gas or charcoal grill. In medium bowl, mix beef, onion and chiles. Shape mixture into 8 thin patties. Top each of 4 patties with 2 slices cheese. Place remaining beef patties on top; pinch edges to seal securely. 2. Place patties on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 14 to 16 minutes, turning once, until burgers are slightly firm when pressed in center. Add rolls, cut sides down, for last 4 minutes of grilling or until toasted. Serve patties on rolls with taco sauce.

Zesty Burgers- Serves 4

I found this great recipe at http://southernfood.about.com.

You will need:

1 to 1 1/4 pounds of lean ground beef 1/4 cup of chopped onion 2 tablespoons of green pepper, finely chopped 3 tablespoons ketchup 1 tablespoon of prepared horseradish 1 teaspoon of salt 2 teaspoons of prepared mustard 1 dash of pepper your favorite burger toppings 4 split buns, toasted

Preparation:

Combine lean ground beef with onion, green pepper, ketchup, horseradish, salt, mustard, and pepper; mix lightly. Shape into 4 patties about 1/2 inch thick. Grill or broil to desired doneness, about 5 to 7 minutes on each side. Serve with a variety of toppings and split toasted buns.

Texas Stuffed Grilled Burgers- Five Servings

I find this wonderful recipe at allrecipes.com, a site worth visiting.

Ingredients you’ll need:

5 pounds of (lean) ground beef 6 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 teaspoons hickory seasoning (suggestedl) salt & pepper to taste 2 cups of chopped onion 2 cups chopped fresh mushrooms 2 cups chopped cooked ham 3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

To prepare:

Preheat your grill for high heat. When hot, oil the grate lightly. In an appropriately sized bowl, mix the ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, hickory seasoning, salt and pepper until everything well blended together. Hand shape between 8 and 10 balls, and then flatten them into patties for grilling. On half of the patties (4-5), distribute the onions, the mushrooms, the chopped ham and the cheddar cheese. Cover the piles with the remaining patties, making certain to enclose the filling and to tightly seal the patties together. Grill the 4-5 patties for somewhere between 8 and 10 minutes on each side, or until the cheese in the middle has melted and the burger is well done.

Marinated Hamburgers

Thank you razzledazzlerecipes.com for this culinary delight.

Assemble together:

3 T. Lemon Juice 1 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt 1 T. Worcestershire sauce 1 T. soy sauce 1 T. A-1 sauce 1 T. oil 1/2 C. beef broth 1 tsp. Heinz 57 sauce 1/4 tsp. garlic salt 1 tsp. vinegar

Instructions for Preparation:

Mix the above ingredients.

Take 1 1/2 lbs hamburger and shape into patties.

Place the patties in a covered container and pour marinade mixture on them. Cover and refrigerate for at least 12 hours.

Remove from marinade and sear over high heat to seal in the juices.

Mushroom Stuffed Burgers- 6 servings

This too is from razzledazzlerecipes.com. If you’re smart, you’ll visit often.

Get together:

a pound and a half of hamburger a quarter cup of finely diced onion two eggs, beaten lightly three quarters of a cup of soft bread crumbs a quarter cup of ketchup one half teaspoon of salt an eighth of a teaspoon of pepper two tablespoons butter one half pound of sliced mushrooms six Swiss cheese slices

Prepare as follows:

Mix together the first 7 ingredients. Create a dozen patties, each about a quarter of an inch in thickness. Lightly saute the mushrooms in the butter. Put the sauteed mushrooms on 6 of the patties. Then top with the remaining 6 patties, sealing the edges tightly.

Grill or broil the patties to your preference. Top them with cheese. Serve on toasted buns.

I hope you will enjoy all five burgers as much as I do. And, if you want even more variety in your backyard cooking, you can find many more good burger recipes on the net.