The argument for burgers and whether to use lean and fat ground beef will never get settled. Personally, I prefer the leanest I can afford. I also like to make two thin patties for a “double” rather than one thick one, but that’s just me. Everyone has a special way to make their burgers and we won’t stop you from doing your own thing. We just want to give your our take on burgers and we wanna see what you guys some up with. Their are so many possibilities for some beef a bun and some fixing and that’s what a hamburger is all about.
Take whatever size fistful of ground beef you decide to use and add a few shakes of GMG Beef Rub. Mix it into the meat and knead for a minute or so. Then form the meat into a patty. Make a slight depression in the middle with your thumb. Pour a small amount of water into the depression. Grill at 450-500°F (232-260°C). Depending on the thickness of the burger and your preference for doneness, you should grill it for about 5-11 minutes per side. Cut into the thickest part to check for doneness (red-rare; pink-medium rare; barely pink – medium; brown – medium well/well).
Here’s the good stuff: Mince an onion and a half slice of bacon. If you want, add some diced Ortega chilies. Knead these into your burger. You should cook this until medium-well to insure the bacon cooks thoroughly. If you make thick burgers, sauté the onion/bacon mix for a couple of minutes on your stove top before you mix it in with your ground beef. You can top the burgers with cheese during the last 2 minutes or so, and you can also toast your buns for about the same length of time.
BACON RING BURGER
We call them Bacon Rings and they are a treat, this is our take on the bacon ring burger.