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Let’s Talk Burgers!

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Kitchen Talk (Let's Talk Burgers!)

Our family consumes more ground meat (beef, chicken, turkey, you name it) in the summer months than any other time of the year, mostly in the form of burgers. I suspect it’s the same for many others, because those family packs of ground meat are flying off the shelves at my local supermarket.

Given the amount of burgers we all seem to be enjoying this summer, it’s always nice to change things up a bit and do something a little different to spice things up. So tell us:

Do you have any killer burger tips to share?

Maybe it’s different condiments or toppings, or a special spread. Some like to pack cheese inside the patty, and some like to add bacon bits for a new take on a bacon burger. Me, I’ve been wanting to experiment with grinding my own beef at home and creating a burger blend, and I think I’m finally taking that plunge soon. (And yes, I will be trying a version with bacon mixed in. Because, why not?)

So come share your burger tips and tricks! It doesn’t matter if your signature burger is a straight-up beef burger, or one made with chicken, salmon, black beans, mushrooms—or even if it’s an awesome burger you had at some joint somewhere that you just can’t get out of your head. Let’s mix things up at the grill and have our guests talking about our burgers well past summer!



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C. L. ( Cheryl ) "Cheffie Cooks" Wiser on 6.27.2014

Posted recently on TK is my all time favorite (outside) grilled sirloin (93/7) ground beef 1/2 pounder; named The “Brawny Lad” Sandwich, it is on a lightly toasted rye roll, large slice of white onion, large slice of ripe tomato (your choice of condiment) cut in half served with pickles on the side!!! We are hosting a Big 4th of July Party and they are also on the menu. Nanci, I love the idea of peppered bacon! Definitely going to have to make that an option to add to burgers. Thanks everyone for sharing. CLW

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Nanci (TK) on 6.27.2014

I love caramelized onions, sauteed mushrooms and some gooey cheese on top of my grilled burger. With all of that, I don’t even need a bun. Grilled burgers are my absolute favorite summer meal. And if I happen to have peppered bacon in the fridge, that has to be on top as well. Peppered bacon…

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Betsy (TK) on 6.26.2014

Favorite burger topping: crispy, fried onion strings!!

JoyK on 6.26.2014

Horseradish sauce. Enough said!

Yaya Cheryl on 6.26.2014

Use 90/10 ground beef 3 lbs; 3 c. French’s fried onions; 2/3 c. worchestershire sauce; 1/2 T garlic powder. Mix all together. Grill. Top with cheese and more fried onions.

This is a very tasty combo. Yields 12 burgers. Make into patties and freeze as others suggested.