Classic Burger

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”10 min” cook_time=”15 min” serves=”” details=”” ] Create better burgers the next time you grill with any of these

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”10 min” cook_time=”15 min” serves=”” details=”” ]

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.

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

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[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]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.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]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.[/step-item][/step-list-wrapper]

[nutrition-info calories=”227″ calories_fat=”” fat=”14g” sat_fat=”5g” choles=”78mg” sodium=”755mg” carbs=”2g” sugars=”” protein=”22g” fiber=”0g”]

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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.

Originally Published in Reader's Digest

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