The Worlds Five Best Burger Recipes

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

Betty Crocker comes through more than Michael Jordan did. This recipe comes from bettycrocker.com, her website.

Here's what you will need:

1 1/2 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion 2 tablespoons drained Old El Paso chopped green chiles (from 4.5-oz can) 8 slices pepper Jack cheese, 2x1x1/4 inch (about 4 oz) 4 kaiser rolls, split 1/4 cup Old El Paso taco sauce or Old El Paso Thick 'n Chunky salsa

Preparation Instructions:

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

Thanks to http://southernfood.about.com for this delicious recipe.

You will need:

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

Preparation:

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- Serves 5

Thanks to allrecipes.com for this terrific, original recipe.

Ingredients you'll need:

5 pounds of lean ground beef 6 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce 2 teaspoons hickory seasoning (optional) salt and pepper to your taste 2 cups of onion, chopped 2 cups of fresh, chopped 2 cups of cooked ham, chopped 3 cups of shredded cheddar cheese

To prepare:

Preheat your outdoor grill for high heat. When hot, lightly oil the grate. In a bowl, mix together the ground beef, the Worcestershire sauce, the hickory seasoning, and the salt and pepper until well blended. Make 8 or 10 balls, and flatten them into patties. On one half of the patties, add the onions, mushrooms, ham and cheese. Carefully cover the piles with the remaining patties, being sure to seal all of the edges of the patties together tightly and enclose the filling. Cook the patties for 8-10 minutes per side, or until meat is well done, and cheese in the center is melted.

Marinated Hamburgers

Thanks go to razzledazzlerecipes.com for this recipe.

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 all the ingredients together.

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

Thanks again to razzledazzlerecipes.com, a site filled with tempting recipes.

Get together:

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

Cooking Instructions:

Mix ingredients 1-7 and shape into twelve 1/4 inch patties. Saute the mushrooms lightly in the butter. Place them on 6 of the patties. Top with the 6 remaining patties and seal them together.

Broil or grill the 6 burgers to your taste, top with cheese, and 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.

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Daniel Z. Kane, when not eating burgers, is an educator with websites dealing with subjects like online colleges and online degrees.
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