Five Dynamite Recipes for Backyard Burgers

Backyard burgers are one of the things that make summer great. But, everybody needs variety, so here are five super recipes you can add to your rotation.

Grilled Inside-Out Southwestern Cheeseburgers- Serves 4

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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:

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. Place patties on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 14-16 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 burgers on rolls with taco sauce.

Zesty Burgers- For 4

This is one of the many great recipes I encountered at

The ingredients are:

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


Combine the ground beef with onion, green pepper, ketchup, horseradish, salt, mustard, and pepper. Mix together lightly. Shape the mixture into 4 patties about a half inch thick. Cook for 5-7 minutes per side, depending on how well done you like your burgers. Serve, with topping, on buns.

Texas Stuffed Grilled Burgers- Five Servings

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Required ingredients:

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

Preparation directions:

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

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The ingredients you'll need:

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

To prepare:

Mix the above ingredients.

Shape 1-1/2 bounds of ground beef into patties.

Put the burgers in a covered container and pour the marinade over them. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

When ready, sear the burgers over high heat.

Mushroom Stuffed Burgers- serves 6 people

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Get together:

1 1/2 pounds hamburger 1/4 cup finely diced onion 2 eggs, lightly beaten 3/4 cup soft bread crumbs 1/4 cup ketchup 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 pound sliced mushrooms 6 slices Swiss cheese

Cooking Instructions:

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.

Broil or grill to desired doneness. Top with cheese. Serve on toasted buns.

I love all 5 burgers. They're fun and easy to make. And, they're delicious. I hope you'll enjoy cooking and eating them as much as I do.

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