The Suburban Cheeseburger

Happy Taste Test Thursday! Last week I made (lots of) Strawberry Buttercream Lemonade Cupcakes. So for this week we wanted to step away from dessert (just to show we aren’t complete dessert gluttons) and add some excitement to our dinner menu.

We looked through the long list of mouth watering possibilities. All those delicious recipes on all those great food blogs… But there was one recipe I kept going back to, that I knew I just had to cook right away; The Urban Double Cheeseburger posted by Sydney over at Crepes of Wrath. If you are a fan of cheeseburgers – and why wouldn’t you be? – you can’t help but drool a little when looking at the photos for that recipe.

The only change we made to this recipe was grilling our burgers outside on our gas grill rather than cooking inside on a griddle. And I’m sure Sydney would have done that too, if not for the fact she isn’t allowed a grill in her city apartment. (Hence my clever name change from Urban Cheeseburger to Suburban!)

These burgers made my mouth happy and my belly full. I hope you will give them a try!

Recipe: The Suburban Cheeseburger

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 pound ground veal
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons country dijon mustard (or another grainy mustard)
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Directions

  1. Light your propane or charcoal grill.
  2. Combine the meat with all other ingredients. Mix until just combined, don’t overwork the meat. Form the meat into about 8 large but thin patties.
  3. Place burgers onto hot clean grill. Cook for about 3 minutes, then flip and continue cooking another 3 minutes.  Top with cheese before removing from grill.
    Grilling tips: Don’t touch your burgers until you are ready to flip them, and only flip them once. Also, don’t press down on the burgers as this forces out their juicy goodness and leaves them dry.
  4. Place patties onto toasted bun and top with your favorite toppings. I liked Avocado, Lettuce, Tomato, Bacon(!) and Caramelized Onions.

Cooking time: 6 minute(s)

Recipe from: Crepes of Wrath

Here’s what you will need for these delicious Suburban Burgers.

Combine meat with all ingredient. Mix until just combined.

Burger Meat

Form meat into large, thin patties.

Burger Patties

Grill burgers over high heat about 3 minutes per side, until slightly charred.

Burgers on BBQ

Prepare your favorite toppings. I personally recommend including bacon and avocado – they are a match made in heaven.

Toppings

Stack your burger with your favorite toppings, then dig in!

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