Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Week 40: Garlic-Butter Burgers

I'm always looking for a way to make a burger a little more exciting.

Taken from Deen Brothers
Servings: 4
Prep Time: Less than 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 large clove garlic, minced
Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
2 pounds ground beef
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 hamburger buns, split and toasted
Tomato slices, Onion slices, Lettuce leaves (optional)
Cheese and Bacon (optional)

 Prepare the grill for medium direct heat or preheat the broiler.

In a small bowl, mash together the butter, parsley, garlic, and lemon zest. Form the mixture into a log, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill in the freezer for 10 minutes.

In a large bowl, mix together the beef, salt, and pepper. Form into 4 patties about 1 inch thick; place on a rimmed baking sheet. Cut a slit 1/2 inch deep into the side of each burger. Cut the butter log into 8 slices; tuck 1 slice into the slit in each burger, pressing it deep into the burger. Pinch the slits closed so the meat totally covers the butter.

Grill or broil the burgers for 7 to 9 minutes for medium rare, turning once. Top the burgers with the remaining butter slices and place in the toasted buns. If desired, top with tomato, onion, and lettuce.

My Notes:
These were great. We will definitely make them again.

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