I guess this title might be a little misleading because these hamburgers are just good ol’ ground beef, but I use steak seasonings and sauce to give them a little kick. This is my own original recipe so feel free to adjust the flavors to suit yourself. You could also use taco seasoning with taco sauce for a Mexican flair. Hmm, I might have to try that one.
The recipe results in 4 quarter pound burgers. I had made a double batch for a Sunday dinner at my grandmother’s house so the photos show that.
1 lb. ground beef
1 tbsp. olive oil (I use really lean ground beef so this adds some healthy fat for texture and flavor.)
1.5 tbsp. A-1 steak sauce
1/2 tsp. Montreal steak seasoning
4 hamburger buns
butter or butter spread (Oops, the buns and spread didn’t make it in the photo.)
Mix all of the ingredients together and form into 4 same sized patties. If you have time, let the patties chill in the fridge for an hour or two. It makes them easier to work with.
Preheat your grill to medium heat and lay the patties on the hot grill. Cover and allow to cook for 5-6 minutes. Now here is a great tip that I have learned in my limited grilling experience…once the patties are on the grill, DON’T MESS WITH THEM! Turn them once and only once. Don’t mash on them because you will just lose all of the good juice and flavor. Leave them alone!
Flip after 5-6 minutes have passed and cook for another 4 minutes. While these are finishing, butter both sides of your buns because they are going on the grill, too.
Once the burgers are done, move them to the cooling shelf of your grill if you have one and put cheese on them if desired. The cheese will melt with the residual heat. Place the buns on the grill and cook for a couple of minutes. Check to see if the butter is melted and you have a few grill marks then flip and cook the other side.
Assemble your burgers and add your favorite burger toppings.
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