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What is it that’s so satisfying about a hamburger? It may have something to do with the juicy, savory flavor, but all we know for certain is that a burger always seems to hit the spot (especially when served with a crispy side of fries).
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Our homemade burger recipes will arm you with flavor-packed meals to add to your family dinner ideas, no matter your preferred method of cooking. We’ve picked the best burger recipes for grilling plus some decadent burgers that can be made right on your stove top.
The Classic Burger
You will need:
- 1 pound ground lean (7% fat) beef
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup minced onion
- 1/4 cup fine dried bread crumbs
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
- 1 or 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- About 1/2 teaspoon salt
- About 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- In a bowl, mix ground beef, egg, onion, bread crumbs, Worcestershire, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper until well blended. Divide mixture into four equal portions and shape each into a patty about 4 inches wide.
- Lay burgers on an oiled barbecue grill over a solid bed of hot coals or high heat on a gas grill (you can hold your hand at grill level only 2 to 3 seconds); close lid on gas grill. Cook burgers, turning once, until browned on both sides and no longer pink inside (cut to test), 7 to 8 minutes total. Remove from grill.
- Lay buns, cut side down, on grill and cook until lightly toasted, 30 seconds to 1 minute.
- Spread mayonnaise and ketchup on bun bottoms. Add lettuce, tomato, burger, onion, and salt and pepper to taste. Set bun tops in place.
Blue Cheese, Bacon, and Balsamic Onion Burger
Absolutely delicious! This burger is finished with warm blue cheese, and balsamic-soaked red onions lend an extra flavor kick.
You will need:
- 1/2 medium red onion
- 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- 1 1/2 lb. lean ground sirloin
- 4 oz. blue cheese
- 4 brioche hamburger buns
- Cooked bacon slices
- In a small bowl, toss together the onion, vinegar, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper.
- Heat grill to medium-high. Gently form the beef into 4 balls. Flatten each ball into a 3/4-inch- thick patty. Using your thumb, make a shallow 1 1/2-inch-wide indent in the top of each patty. Season the patties with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper.
- Place the patties on the grill, indent facing up, and cook until the burgers release easily from the grill, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and cook to desired doneness, 3 to 4 minutes more for medium. During the last 2 minutes, top with the blue cheese and grill, covered, until gooey.
- If desired, grill the buns until lightly toasted. Serve the burgers on buns and top with the balsamic onions, lettuce, tomato, and bacon.
Change your beef for fish! What a beautiful idea. Fish seems to be even healthier and sometimes you just get tired of traditional meaty burger.
How about using fresh instead of canned salmon?
You will need:
- In medium bowl, beat egg until frothy. Fold in salmon, scallions, dill and parsley, salt and pepper.
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet on medium. Spoon 4 mounds of salmon mixture (about 1/2 cup each) into skillet and flatten into 1/2-inch-thick patties. Cook patties until golden brown, 2 minutes per side.
Mix it up with lemon, dill, and parsley and top it off with lots of bright veggies — cucumber, sprouts, and lettuce. Make some yogurt sauce for a lighter and super easy weeknight dinner!