- Chef Eric
Weekend Meal Inspiration – The Ultimate Burger
Updated: Apr 17
As BBQ is the theme this month, we’re starting our Weekend Meal Inspiration off with a recipe for everyone, whether you are a seasoned BBQ pro or a beginner. When it comes to BBQ, nothing beats a homemade burger off the BBQ. On Wednesday, when we featured No Missed Steak, we offered a quick and simple recipe using only No Missed Steak.
To take it to the next level, we have the Ultimate Burger recipe. We have included detailed instructions so everyone can impress with these homemade burgers this weekend.
This recipe came from the brother of one of our Township27 employees, Heather. He brought these burgers to a group camping trip and cooked them over the fire years ago. After everyone was done eating, one of the men announced, “This is in the top 3 burgers I have ever eaten”. The recipe never disappoints, and we’ve made a few tweaks to Township27 it.
We often make these in bulk, using a family-size tray of ground beef. They freeze well; just be sure to put parchment paper between each burger.
2 lb ground beef
1 large bell pepper, any color
1 medium onion
1 large tomato
1 egg or ½ cup of plain yogurt
2 tbsp Township27 No Missed Steak
Fixings – sliced tomatoes, pickles, iceberg lettuce, cheese, Township27 Catsup, Township27 Alberta Gold, Township27 Horsing Around
Place a sheet of parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
Finely chop the peppers and onions. For convenience, the onions and peppers can also be pulsed in a food processor.
Add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix until just combined.
Scoop out the mix ½ cup at a time (should make 8 burgers). Form into a ball and flatten, pushing the middle down slightly more than the outside. Place on the parchment paper. If you need to add a second row, be sure to layer a sheet of parchment paper between the burgers.
Freeze for 30-60 minutes. This step is optional but helps the burgers stay together when cooking as they are very moist.
Preheat grill to 450° F. Ensure the grill is clean. For more information on cleaning your grill, see our post here.
Lightly oil the grill by dipping a piece of paper towel in oil and using your tongs to rub over the grill.
Place burgers on the grill. Don’t squeeze or press down on the burgers. This squeezes the juices out that make the burger nice and juicy. Flip burgers halfway through the suggested time. If you have a meat thermometer, insert it into the side of the burger to check the temperature. As a rough guide, consider the times and internal temperatures in the table below when cooking.
If adding cheese, place a slice of cheese on the burger when there is about 1 minute left in cooking time. If toasting the buns, add the buttered buns, butter side down, onto the grill.
Remove from the grill and let rest for 5 minutes, covered in tin foil.
Serve and enjoy.
Cooking TImes and Temperatures