01 July 2009

My New Favorite Burger

Last night we grilled the best burgers we've ever grilled at home! It was like having a burger at Logan's Roadhouse or Red Robin!
I was looking through some of my cookbooks for a new take on burgers and found this in the Great American Cookout book--which is a great cookbook, by the way. You've gotta try it!!!

The Perfect Burger
(and they weren't kidding!)
2 lbs. ground beef
2 Tbls. flour
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
Salt & pepper, to taste
Vegetable oil , for brushing
Barbeque sauce, for basting
Hamburger buns
Hamburger toppings
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In a large bowl, knead the beef, flour, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper together. (Be careful not to handle the meat too much or it will become tough). Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to grill. When ready divide meat into 8 equal parts and form patties. Brush each burger with a little oil. Arrange on grill rack and cook, basting with the barbeque sauce and turning, for about 10-12 min, or until cooked as desired. Serve immediately.

I also prepared a new side dish with the burgers. I usually like baked beans with my burgers, but didn't have all the ingredients on hand. When I ran across a new recipe (for which I had all the stuff!) in the Rachel Ray Yum-O cookbook, I thought I'd give it a whirl. I can't say I liked it better than my baked beans, but it was good and a nice change.
BBQ Butter Beans
1 med onion, sliced thin
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 Tbls. olive oil
2 (15 oz.) cans butter beans, drained
3 Tbls. brown sugar
3 Tbls. red wine vinegar
2 Tbls. Worcestershire sauce
1 cup tomato sauce
1 Tbls. grill seasoning blend (I used McCormick's Montreal Steak seasoning)
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Heat a medium skillet over med/high heat with oil. When oil is hot add the onions and garlic, cooking for about 7 minutes. Add the beans and warm through. Combine the remaining ingredients, then stir the mixture into the the beans and stir well. Simmer for about 5 more minutes.

6 comments:

Momma Rae and the Deputy said...

OOOOoooOooOoOoooO I am soo hungry now!! looks fab.

Betsy said...

Yum! And I see you like to toast your buns on the grill just like I do! :)

Lora said...

Betsy~
Yes! Gotta have toasted buns!!

Heather and Reese said...

Those do look yummy!

I just had to tell you. I noticed that you commented on someone's rafting trip on Facebook. The White Salmon river is right in my back yard! Way cool! Looks like they had fun. I've never gone down the Whie Samon but have done the Deschutes...very scary! :)

Heather

Lora said...

Wow, Heather! A river in your backyar--how fun is that?! I have only been rafting a couple of times in Colorado and it's soooo much fun!!!

steviewren said...

Mmmm, that is an interesting way to prepare butterbeans. Did you save me a burger?