Warmer weather means opening up the house and dusting off the Bar B Que. One of our favorites on the grill is good ole hamburgers. They are easy to make and do not take long to cook. Put together different toppings, invite friends and family and you have a party!
2 Lbs Ground Chuck or a market brand hamburger that is 80/20 – 80% meat and 20% fat.
Fresh Ground Pepper
Shape out 6 Patties at 1/ inch thick. You should be able to get 3 burgers per pound
Place on a plate and add Salt/Pepper to each side.
Put a thumb print indent on the top of each burger. This will keep them from puffing up.
Place on pre-heated grill and let cook on one side for 8 minutes.
Cook on other side for 8 minutes more. (Do not continually flip over and over or squish down)
Medium: Aprox: 8 to 10 minutes per side
Well Done: Aprox:10 to 15 minutes per side
To check how done the burgers are, push lightly on the top with your finger.
Here is one rule to follow
If the burger feels like
Touch your cheek – this is rare
Touch your chin – this is medium
Touch your forehead – this is well done.
If your guest would like cheese, add it at the last minute.
Put burgers on soft Hamburger Buns and let your guest choose their toppings.
I use a big platter or several platters and have paper plates ready at the side for the guests to use.
This is a variety of items and you do not have to do them all.
Choose your favorites or add what favorites you like to arrange.
Spring Mix Salad or lettuce of your choice
1 Onion Sliced thin or sauteed onions and even onion rings
2 3 Tomato’s about 1/4 inch thick slices
Roasted red Peppers- you can do these on the grill, put into a plastic bag for a few minutes and the char peels right off.
Slices of Bacon cooked crisp
Melted Velveeta Cheese
Monterrey Jack Cheese
If you have a bigger crowd increase the hamburger 1/4 pound per person for regular size hamburgers and 1/3 pound for larger burgers. You could go up to a half a pound per person, but it is very generous. These estimates are for uncooked burger patties and the burgers will shrink a bit when cooked.
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