Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Classic Grilled Burgers

This is the second time we've made this recipe from Mel's Kitchen Cafe.  The first time, I followed the recipe exactly.  The second time, I knew I could play around with the seasonings a little, so I used seasoned salt (much less than called for), black pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. But do NOT leave out the A-1 Steak Sauce!  And a toasted, good-quality bun really does make all the difference.  You must try it if you've never had a hamburger on a toasted bun... it takes this recipe to a "gourmet" level!

Classic Grilled Burgers
2 pounds ground beef (preferably not extra lean)
2 teaspoons seasoned salt
2 tablespoons A-1 sauce
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup room temperature water
In a medium bowl, mix all the ingredients together until well combined. Form the beef into patties about 1/2-inch thick and about 1/4-inch larger in diameter than the buns you’ll be using (I used a burger press and made 8 burgers with 2 lbs of meat; or half the recipe and make 4 burgers).  Refrigerate the patties until ready to grill. Cook the burgers on a preheated grill over medium-high heat until the burgers are cooked to your liking. The last two minutes of grilling, butter the inside of the bun and slap it on the grill to toast while the burgers finish cooking.

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