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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Recipe of the Day: Deluxe Grilled Burgers {and Meatloaf!}

BBQ season has arrived!!!  Woo hoo!  It's time for hot dogs and steaks and barbecue chicken and grilled veggies... I'm salivating at the thought!  And who could forget: grilled burgers!

Jim and I were on a camping trip a couple years ago where the chefs threw in a bunch of yummy ingredients to make a deluxe camp burger.  Why had we never thought to throw so many things into a burger?  So we went home and tried to recreate the burger on our own, just using our taste bud memory.  And they turned out pretty darn good!

I never measure when I'm creating a recipe - I just eyeball it (I need to change that habit for sharing purposes)... so here is what we throw in, and you can add to your taste preference.  Just remember not to go too heavy on the additives, otherwise the burgers will start to fall apart.

Ground beef
Egg (to make it stickier)
Red bell peppers, finely diced
Red onion, finely diced
Montreal steak seasoning
Garlic salt (be generous!)
Worcestershire sauce
Shredded cheddar cheese

Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix together with your hands.  Form patties and cook on the grill to your desired doneness (we like them medium to medium rare).  Oh yummy!

You could also add in breadcrumbs or torn up pieces of bread to make this recipe into a killer meat loaf! (Yes, we've done it!)  Cook to an internal temperature of about 165 degrees.



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