|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
The garlic burger is a quick and delicious burger patty that uses ingredients already in your pantry. For a fast weekday meal or impromptu get together, consider these delicious patties.
The simple additions add lots of flavor to your hamburger. Your family and guests will think they are having one of the best burgers ever. You can serve them on hamburger buns, but a low-carb option is to use large lettuce leaves to make lettuce wraps.
The flavors of this burger patty also lend themselves well to slicing the patty into strips and serving it in pitas with yogurt sauce, much like a gyro.
- 2 pounds/900 grams ground beef (preferably chuck)
- 1 tablespoon/15 milliliters Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons/10 milliliters soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon/5 milliliters garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon/5 milliliters onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 milliliters pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 milliliters chili powder
- 1 teaspoon/5 milliliters salt
- 6 slices cheddar cheese (sharp)
Preheat the grill for medium heat.
Combine the ground beef with the Worcestershire Sauce, soy sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, and chili powder.
Form the ground beef into 6 patties.
Season the patties with salt right before they go onto the grill.
Using tongs, a high smoke point oil like grapeseed or avocado oil, and paper towels, oil the grill grates well.
Place the patties onto the grill and cook for 5 minutes per side or until the internal temperature reaches 160 F. During the last minute or two of cooking, place cheese slices on and cook for 1 to 2 minutes until cheese has melted.
Remove the patties from the heat and serve on a toasted bun or in an iceberg lettuce wrap with your favorite condiments.
The usual condiments will taste great with these garlic burger patties. If you enjoy slices of ripe tomato, onions, and dill pickle you will have a very tasty classic burger. You can take it to the next level by sauteeing mushrooms in olive oil with shallots and a little red wine. Another excellent addition is to caramelize onions by slowly cooking them in a saucepan to bring out all of their natural sweetness. While cheddar cheese is a great choice, don't hesitate to switch it out for your favorite kind of cheese.
For food safety, it's recommended that you grill ground beef to a minimum temperature of 160 F. If you use chuck steak and grind your own burger, it will have less risk of dangerous bacteria than buying ground beef. With that in mind, if you still choose a burger that isn't as well done, aim for these temperatures:
Rare: 120 F to 125 F
Medium Rare: 130 F to 135 F
Medium: 140 F to 145 F
Medium well: 150 F to 155 F
Well done: 160 F to 165 F