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Your best hamburger recipe?

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Grilling season is upon us!

Does anyone have any inventive hamburger recipes to share?

I have a big hunk of organic ground beef in the fridge crying to be grilled,

Thanks hounds!

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  1. I use my father's old 'secret' recipe that always turns out fantastic burgers. My husband (being from the 'don't season that burger!' northeast)was over the moon for these and we've combined our two family recipes:

    I take equal parts of kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and sugar and sprinkle generously on both sides of the burger patties. (sugar on a burger creates a seal that keeps the juices in - it WILL be the juicest burger you've ever had).

    This is from my husbands family - we do this after seasoning with my seasoning: Crumble bleu cheese onto one very thin patty and top with another very thin patty. Crimp the edges so it's well sealed and then grill and enjoy the famous Heintz Family Bleu Burger.

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    1. re: krissywats

      I tried the thin-patties-with-bleu-cheese recipe last night. It was sensational, but I don't think my patties were quite thin enough: our burgers were huge! The sugar seemed to do its job, BTW, the burgers were certainly juicy.

      Leo

    2. My wife insists on buying organic ground beef. When she gets home from Whole Foods, she immediately separates the meat into patties for freezing and future grilling. She adds Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce to the meat before forming the patties. That's all.

      Once the patties are grilled, we add the condiments we like to the sandwich. I like fresh tomatoes, raw onion slices, pickle relish, and mustard that I make from mustard flour, vinegar, and horseradish.

      The question arises, 'Can I taste the L & P sauce that was added?' Who knows? The burgers taste great!

      1. sometimes a will add a little bit of chili sauce to the meat for a little something different. Chicago seasoning is a good meat seasonoing too.

        1. Add some finely minced onion to the meat before forming it into a patty, then coat liberally with salt, pepper and some cayenne pepper.

          Grill some onions next to the burger, and top with a fried egg.

          1. Shiro, This is so good it will make your toes curl.
            This MUST be served on a toasted Kaiser Roll:
            1. Mushrooms
            2. Green onions finely cut
            3. Sour cream
            While the burgers are grilling, saute` the mushrooms in butter. Top burgers with mushrooms, then sour cream then green onions. It sounds too simple, but simple can often be the best. Enjoy!