Thursday, May 27, 2010

You MUST Make This Burger

We don't have hamburgers very often, in part because I really don't care for ground beef. However, since we have been going to the local organic butcher, I've felt a bit different. If I go first thing in the morning I can generally get it ground right in front of me. Yes, it's that fresh.

We didn't really go to the store this week so I've been making due with what we have and supplementing here and there. Last night I supplemented with ground beef and buns. Okay...this burger is quite possibly one of the best I have ever had. I'm really not exaggerating. They were moist, flavorful, and perfectly cooked (that part was all me!). One of the keys is to make the onions -- DO NOT leave out the onions!

Barbecue Hamburgers with Barbecue Onions

1 pound ground beef (preferably grassfed organic)
1/4 cup barbecue sauce
1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
1/2 - 1 tsp fresh ground pepper
1/2 tsp salt

1 cup sharp cheddar, shredded
4 hamburger buns

2 tsp olive oil
2 small onions sliced in 1/4 inch rounds (any kind will work, but sweet onion such as Walla Walla would be great)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Mix first five ingredients and form into four patties.

Preheat grill.

As grill is heating, heat olive oil in saute pan over medium high heat. Add onions, salt and pepper and saute for about 8 minutes until onions become fairly soft. Add barbecue sauce and Worcestershire. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.

When grill is hot, cook burgers (3-4 minutes per side). In the last couple of minutes on the second side, top with grated cheese.

Serve burgers on toasted buns topped with onions.

Serves 4

1 comment:

Sally HP said...

Sherri's making these burgers for us tonight, along with strawberry pie. Thanks for a great recipe, once again. I LOVE your new blog format, it's beautiful!