The best hamburger recipe you'll ever make...
The Ultimate Burger is the best hamburger recipe we've made so far I think.
While it may not look much different from every other hamburger it certainly tastes different.
And if you know you're having company over for a hamburger and beer then this is the best recipe to turn to.
If you don't have one, it's best to borrow one, this recipe is worth it.
As you'll see below, it's not just the special ingredients in the Ultimate Burger that makes it the best hamburger recipe, it's how the ingredients are combined.
Serves: 2 - 4
Prep time: 10 minutes
Direct Heat: 350F - 375F
Note: for best results marinate 1 hour
Use a 3 to 1 ratio of ground beef to ground pork if you modify the amounts:
Optional: try the Classic Cheese sauce recipe with mushrooms instead of plain old cheese.
Add the onions and let them sautee until they begin to soften, about 4 - 5 minutes.
Add the garlic and continue frying another 2 minutes.
In a separate bowl combine the ground beef and ground pork.
When the bacon/onion/garlic mixture is cooked add it to the ground beef and ground pork mixture.
Add the thyme, Worchestershire and hot sauce.
Mix well to combine all ingredients, cover and refrigerate at least an hour to cool and blend the flavors.
Remove the hamburger mixture from the refrigerator and begin grinding the ingredients together on the finest grind aperture setting available.
Make a slight indentation in the top of each pattie with your thumb to compensate for it's tendancy to puff up during cooking.
Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
When the BBQ reaches temperature remove the patties from the refrigerator and place on the grill. Close the lid.
BBQ for 7 - 8 minutes and lift the lid to check them. Check with a spatula to see if they're sticking to the grill, look for nice char grill marks under the burger.
If the burger lifts well with the spatula then flip it. If not give it another minute and then flip.
Optional: For an added twist and to make this Ultimate burger even better, why not try the Ultimate Cheese & Mushroom sauce recipe as a topping instead of regular cheese!
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