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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Smoked Paprika And Cheddar Burgers, Burger Tips

Smoked Paprika And Cheddar Burgers

6 Ounces of Ground Beef.

1 Tablespoon Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese.

1 Level Teaspoon Ground Sea Salt.

1/2 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper.

1/2 Teaspoon Toasted Sesame Oil.

1/2 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika.

1 Teaspoon Minced Fresh Garlic.

1 Teaspoon Hot Sauce

What you want to do is mix all of the above ingredients into the ground beef and form it by hand into a hamburger pattie. Form the hamburger pattie with wet hands so that its easy to form your hamburger pattie.

You'll want to repeat the above for each hamburger you need.

No recipe is written in stone. I suggest using the new potato hamburger rolls for your burgers. Butter the bun and toast them golden brown before you put your burgers together.

You can decide what you want on your finished burger. I suggest thin sliced sweet purple onion, lettuce, and thin sliced tomato. Some people also want homemade chili and homemade slaw. If you click those links you'll find great recipes for those items. The chili recipe is a award winning chili recipe with no beans and its so delicious on burgers and cheeseburgers. The slaw recipes are also the best you'll ever find. Check out the recipes and I bet you'll like what you find there.

Burger Tips For Everyone

Summer and fall - and the long weekends in-between - are ideal times to fire up the grill and bring the family together for some outdoor fun.

Burgers, the quintessential barbecue fare, are among America's all-time favorite foods. For variety, top them with unconventional fixings, such as avocado slices, arugula, salsa and fresh basil.

* For best flavor, use 85 percent lean ground beef. If you choose leaner meat, add a splash of tomato juice or Worcestershire sauce to increase flavor and moisture.

* Finely mince any garlic, onions or other vegetables that will be mixed into the meat. Larger chunks will make the burger fall apart on the grill.

* Wet clean hands prior to making the patties. The patties should be formed loosely, not packed or pressed, and should be about one-half-inch thick and slightly wider than the bun.

Try this Mediterranean-inspired burger recipe at your next family barbecue.

GREEK GOURMET BURGER

(Makes 6 servings)

1 1/2 pounds ground beef (thawed)

1 1/2 medium green onion (chopped)

1 cup fresh spinach (chopped)

1/4 cup tomato (chopped)

1/4 cup organic feta cheese

1/4 teaspoon dried dill

1/2 teaspoon basil

1/2 teaspoon sea salt (to taste)

1/2 teaspoon black pepper (ground)

In a large glass bowl, mix all ingredients. Cover and chill for 1 hour to allow flavors to mingle.

Form into 6 patties. Cook over medium-high heat for 6 minutes on each side for medium doneness. Serve over seasonal mixed greens. You can put these burgers on buns if you like but they are delicious on the mixed seasonal greens.