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5 Burgers For Your Next Cookout

5 Burgers For Your Next Cookout

With warm weather right around the corner, cookout season is upon us. When you’re thinking about starting up that grill this Spring, consider your recipes. Nothing says cookout like burgers. Yet do you know how to make that perfect burger for your next cookout? With the wide array of flavors and styles, there is a burger for everyone on this list. Here are 5 burgers for your next cookout. 

 

Classic Cheeseburger
This classic is perfect for any cookout.

1. Classic Cheeseburger

Nothing says classic cookout like a fresh off the grill cheeseburger. The classic deep rich flavor of beef coupled with that melted cheddar is unlike any other flavor combo. Yet this classic combo can be updated with just a few easy steps to make your cookout guests keep coming back from more. 

Ingredients

Beef

  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef 
  • 1 egg
  • 1 dash worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup small onion, finely minced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 pinch garlic powder
  • 1 pinch pepper 
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch paprika 
  • 4 slices of cheddar cheese, note you might want to use sharp cheddar for this one as the flavor might be too potent.  This is all about preference.

Condiments And Dressing Your Burger

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  • 4 buns of your choice
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 4 lettuce leaves, rinsed and pat dry with a paper towel
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 serving of pickles
  • 1 serving of ketchup
  • 1 serving of mustard

 

Directions

Begin by heating your oven to 350F. Or use a grill to toast your buns. In a large mixing bowl, combine your ingredients for your beef and stir thoroughly to combine. Roll your ground beef into a ball and press into patties. Add oil to a non-stick pan over medium high heat, or add to your preheated grill at the same temperature. Let the burgers cook for 5 minutes on each side, or until cooking preference. Remove from heat and plate your burgers with your condiments and toppings on your bun. Serve and enjoy. 

Hawaiian Style Burger
This tropical delight is perfect to bring that sweetness back to any cookout.

2. Hawaiian Style Burger

Are you looking for something a little more sweet and savory for your next burger? The sweet pineapple rings coupled with the provolone cheese and teriyaki beef, packs a perfect tropical punch to  your next cookout. When you want to wow your guests and liven up your traditional burgers, go Hawaiian style. 

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lb ground beef
  • ½ cup mayo
  • 2 tsp teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 8 canned pineapple rings, drained
  • 4 slices of provolone cheese
  • 4 onion rolls
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ⅓ red onion, thinly sliced
  • Lettuce leaves for serving

Directions

Begin by making your sauce by combining your mayo, teriyaki sauce, cayenne pepper and honey in a small mixing bowl. Next, grill your pineapple rings over medium high heat on your grill or in a saucepan until soft and hot. While those are grilling, season your ground beef and press into patties. Cook over medium high heat for 4 to 5 minutes on the first side and 4 minutes on the other, add your cheese over the top and wait until it melted. Remove from heat and slide onto your buns. Drizzle your sauce over the top before adding the rest of your toppings. Serve and enjoy. 

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Habanero Bacon Burger
This burger will bring the heat back into your life.

3. Habanero Bacon Burger

This recipe is perfect for those who are looking for a little more heat out of their burger. The slow smokey burn of habanero balanced with the sweet fat of the bacon, and cheese sauce makes for a burger that packs some seriously sweet heat. 

Ingredients

Cheese Spread

  • 1 cup mayo
  • ¼ sour cream
  • 1 tbsp red onion, finely grated
  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 3 sprigs of dill, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled and minced

Burgers

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  • 5 strips of bacon, hickory smoked works best
  • ½ cup parmesan, grated
  • 3 habanero peppers
  • 2 ½ lbs ground beef
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • ½ tomato, sliced and salted
  • 1 serving shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 2 dashes of canola oil

Directions

Begin by making your cheese sauce, taking all the ingredients and thoroughly combining into a small mixing bowl. Set to the side. Cook the bacon a third of the way done and remove from the pan or grill and pat with a paper towel. Cut them into small pieces and set to the side. Place your ground beef into a small mixing bowl and add your bacon, peppers and cheese. Mix and form into patties. Season and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side for medium rare. Gently brush your buns in canola oil and lightly toast over medium heat. Remove from heat and assemble your burgers. Serve and enjoy. 

Western BBQ Burger
Have that taste of a classic of cookout with this burger recipe.

4. Western BBQ Burger

When you’re looking for that hickory smoked classic taste, this burger certainly won’t disappoint. This burger is jammed backed with bbq sauce, bacon and beautifully grilled white onions. Have a little taste of heaven with this western bbq burger for your next cookout. 

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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs of ground chuck
  • ¼ cup bbq sauce of your choice
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 pinch garlic powder
  • 2 dashes of olive oil
  • 2 sweet yellow onions, cut into rings
  • 6 slices of American cheese
  • 12 pieces of bacon
  • 6 lettuce leaves
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • Pickles for serving

Directions

Begin by combining your bbq sauce and seasonings to a large mixing bowl. Combine and form into patties and let chill until ready to cook. Heat up your grill on medium high and lightly coat your onion rings in oil. Salt and pepper them before adding them to the grill. Note you can use wooden skewers soaked in water to help keep them together. Grill your onions for 3 minutes on each side. Move them on low and baste in bbq sauce. Remove from heat and set to the side once lightly charred. Season your burgers with additional salt and pepper before placing on the grill on medium heat. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes on each side. Remove from heat and assemble your burger. Serve and enjoy.

Bacon Cheeseburger
This bacon delight is perfect for a classic cookout.

5. Bacon Cheeseburger

This list could not be complete without this classic. The hickory smoked bacon paired with the beef is a classic combo that is timeless for any cookout. This recipe is fast, fresh and made easy with just a few simple steps. 

Ingredients

Beef

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  • 1 ½ lb ground beef
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and minced
  • 1 handful of parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper

Cheeseburger Assembly

  • 4 slices of American cheese
  • 8 slices of bacon
  • Fresh lettuce
  • 1 tomato, thinly sliced
  • 4 tsp mayo
  • 4 butter toasted rolls or bread of your choice 

Directions

Mix your seasonings for your ground beef and press into patties. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes over medium heat one each side for medium rare. Cook your bacon separately over medium high heat and drain the grease off and pat dry with a paper towel.  Let cheese melt over the top. Assemble your burger. Serve and enjoy. 

With cookout season right around the corner, it’s only natural to want fun fresh flavors this Spring. And with so many flavors, textures and ingredients to choose from, there is a burger for everyone on this list.