Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Delicious Beef Burgers

Grilling season has been upon us for some time, but in my case, it has been way too hot to grill. Still, it is National Grilling Month, and I could not resist the call of the burger. I made up a number of them to grill early in the morning before it got too hot, slathered them with barbecue sauce, simmering them in that same sauce in the oven later in the day before enjoying them between two slices of toasted bun.
I think this is probably the most delicious grilled burger I have ever eaten (if I do say so myself). It’s a wonderful combination of tastes, and while you may question the inclusion of mushrooms, particularly those of you who don’t like them, let me tell you that they impart a wonderful flavor to the burger while adding moisture at the same time. If you have ever eaten a grilled burger that was bone dry, it’s because it didn’t have enough moisture, and some cuts of beef just don’t. Adding mushrooms to the meat before you form it into patties and grill it, gives it moisture without fat. It’s mighty good.
Delicious Beef Burgers

2 lbs. ground chuck
4 crimini mushrooms, finely diced
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

Break ground chuck apart over a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and gently mix together until everything is incorporated. Grill until interior of burger reaches at least 160°F. Slather with the barbecue sauce of your choice. This one is my favorite.

If keeping cool and making your barbecue indoors is how you prefer it, you can’t go wrong with this Crockpot Barbecued Beef!

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Linda said...

I bet it was delicious! The mushrooms are a great inclusion. When we go to a "gourmet" burger place, I like to order burgers with mushrooms on top. Never thought about putting them inside.

Gina said...

We end up only grilling on the weekends now, and we are about to hit our summer stride with 100 degree days...however, its hot in the kitchen, too, so why not grill. These look delightful - I would be all about slathering that sauce around.

Alycia Nichols said...

So......you just schooled me! I didn’t have any idea mushrooms would add moisture. I am now going to add them EVERY time I make a burger! I love them (could eat a who,e pan of sautéed mushrooms!), and a dry burger is a HUGE turnoff for me. I’m on it! Thank you!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Not only do I add finely chopped mushrooms to hamburger patties, but also to meatloaf. It makes a world of difference! Something else that adds moisture and flavor, and that may make you cringe, but is actually very good...raisins. I’m not kidding. I put those in meatloaf as well, everybody loved it, and no one had a clue.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

It looks so tasty!

The Lazy Gastronome said...

Looks and sounds quite tasty! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner Party.

Miz Helen said...

We sure have enjoyed featuring your post on the Top Ten at Full Plate Thursday. Thanks so much for sharing it with us and have a great week!
Miz Helen