Quick and Easy Hamburger Recipes

Hamburger making tip: Always wash your hands well when forming patties and make sure you do not over mix as the hamburgers will turn out tough.

Enjoy these easy hamburger recipes for the grill!

French Onion Burgers

2 pounds lean ground beef
1 packet dried French onion soup mix
Cheese slices
Mushrooms, sliced
4 fancy French hamburger rolls

In a bowl add soup mix to ground beef and mix together with your clean hands. Form hamburger patties about 1/2 inch thick. Grill for about 5 minutes. While burgers are grilling, stir fry mushrooms in olive oil and add 1/2 teaspoon salt. Slice rolls in half.

Turn burgers and cook for another 4 to 5 minutes. Place cheese slices on top of burgers to melt. Brush French rolls with olive oil and grill for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove burgers and rolls from grill.

Place burgers on French rolls and top with mushrooms. Add mustard, ketchup, or mayonnaise and your favorite toppings.

Makes 6 burgers.

Magic Burgers

2 pounds ground beef
3 tablespoons Chef Paul Prudhommes Meat Magic
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon Emerils Essence
1 jar roasted red peppers
3 portobello mushrooms, sliced
1/2 small lemon
Blue cheese
Sourdough buns

Add all spices to ground meat. Form into large 1/4 to 1/2 inch patty burgers. Sprinkle crumbled blue cheese on top. Make another patty the same size and put on top of cheese. Pinch sides of burgers together to seal in the cheese.

Grill the burgers. Saute mushrooms in butter and the juice of half a lemon. When burgers are done serve on sourdough buns with mushrooms and roasted red peppers on top.

Makes 6 burgers.

*This recipe was submitted by Pamela.

Brie Burgers

1 pound ground beef
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small yellow onion, chopped
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon dried basil
3 ounces brie cheese
Romaine lettuce
1 small jar raspberry jam
1 loaf soft French bread

In a large bowl, mix together by hand ground beef, garlic, onion, salt, pepper, and basil. Divide into 6 small balls then poke a small hole with your finger in the middle of each ball. Stuff a piece of brie cheese (about 3/4 inch square) into the hole, then shape around to cover the hole and form patties.

Grill on a hot barbecue for 3-4 minutes on each side. Slice French bread and place lettuce on top, then the patty. Top with a nice dollop of raspberry jam.

Serve burgers open faced. The combination of the raspberry jam and melted brie cheese gives you a burst of delicious flavor.

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