Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Barbecue a Better Burger (Guest Post)

Summer is here and that means barbecue season. A barbecue is a great way to entertain friends and family at the weekend or colleagues after work. But what do you cook on your barbecue? If you want to really impress your friends then you should make your own burgers.

Hamburgers are really easy to make and once you learn how you will wonder why you ever bought them. You may also quickly go off fast food restaurant burgers when you have tried your own juicy, succulent and tasty meat patties!

Besaws Burgerphoto © 2009 Ron Dollete | more info (via: Wylio) A good burger is simple. The main ingredient is ground beef. Some fat is good to help with flavor and binding, so no need to go for totally lean beef. There really is no need to go for organic beef or the highest quality meat as you will marinade and flavor the burger. Other than that all you need is some salt and pepper, a few mixed spices and a little of the secret ingredients - Worcestershire sauce and beer!

Most barbecues involve a few beers, too, so why not use that beer to marinade and flavor your burgers? It really will enhance the flavor. Here is how you do it.

Place your ground beef in a bowl and sprinkle over salt, pepper and some mixed spices and ground chili peppers. Then pour in some beer. It is best to use a pale ale or bitter and not lager beer.

After you pour in the beer the spices and meat will fizz a little. Leave it a few minutes and then grab a hand full of meat and mould it into a burger. Squeeze it well, but not so much that it breaks up. If you handle to burger carefully and have a good spatula / turner then there is no need to bind it with egg.

Mix up some special burger sauce using tomato ketchup, mayonnaise and Tabasco or Worcestershire sauce (adjust quantities to your personal preference). You can also add mustard.

Then simply put the burgers on your barbecue to cook, turn once. They are best served in a lightly toasted sesame seed bun with cheese, salad and your special burger sauce. Take a bun and slice and put on the barbecue for about 30 seconds to lightly toast, turn and add cheese. Then transfer the toasted buns to a plate and add the salad, sauce and finally the burger.

A simple treat that will impress your friends and colleagues and make your barbecue a special day for all.

This recipe was provided by Burgermeister. Burgermeister is dedicated to discovering and sharing the best burger recipes.

1 comment :

  1. Looks delicious! I always mix a little grated onion in my hamburger--keeps them moist and juicy.


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