Classic Burger | Reader's Digest

Classic Burger

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  • prep 10 min    cook 15 min

Create better burgers the next time you grill with any of these tasty recipes. Below you’ll find these variations to the classic burger: Roquefort or blue cheese burgers, Brie burgers, surprise burgers, and turkey burgers.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef chuck
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

    How to make it 


  • 1

    Preheat the grill or broiler. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients until well blended. Form into four 6-inch patties, about 1-inch thick.

  • 2

    Grill patties over moderately hot coals or broil 4 inches from the heat until well done — 6 to 7 minutes on each side. Serves 4.

Nutritional Information(per serving)

  • Calories: 227
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 78mg
  • Sodium: 755mg
  • Carbs: 2g
  • Protein: 22g
  • Fiber: 0g

Variations:

Roquefort or Blue Cheese Burgers
Prepare as directed above, using 1 1/2 pounds ground beef. Divide into eighths and shape into thin patties. In the center of each of 4 patties, place 1 tablespoon crumbled Roquefort or blue cheese. Top with remaining patties, pinch edges to seal completely, and grill as directed. Makes 4 servings.

Brie Burgers
Prepare Roquefort or Blue Cheese Burgers as directed above, but sandwich each pair of thin patties together with 1 (1″ x 1″ x 1/4″-thick) slice chilled ripe Brie instead of crumbled Roquefort. Makes 4 servings.

Surprise Burgers
Prepare Roquefort or Blue Cheese Burgers as directed above, but sandwich each pair of thin patties together with 1 tablespoon sauteed diced onion and 1 scant teaspoon each sweet pickle relish and Dijon mustard instead of crumbled Roquefort. Makes 4 servings.

Turkey Burger
Prepare Classic Burger, substituting 1 pound ground turkey for ground beef. Omit ketchup and mustard and add 1/4 cup each finely chopped yellow onion and parsley and 1 minced clove garlic along with salt and pepper. Grill 6 to 7 minutes on each side or until well done. Makes 4 servings.

Turkey Burger Variations
To the turkey mix, add one of the following: 2 tablespoons chili sauce or barbecue sauce. Or 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard and 1/2 teaspoon each dried thyme and grated lemon zest. Or 2 tablespoons Chinese plum sauce and 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger. Also substitute 1/2 cup finely chopped scallions for yellow onion.