Idea for Grilling a Better Cheeseburger
October 8, 2012
Like they always say, build a better cheeseburger and the world will beat a path to your door. NibbleMeThis.com shows us how.
This isn’t a recipe post so much as just a general idea that I like to use when grilling cheeseburgers. I’ll post it as a recipe just to give some basic proportions but the gist is this – instead of grilling a burger and then just slapping a piece of cheese on it, upgrade your cheese with a party of flavor. Mix up some shredded cheese with herbs, spices, and whatever add-ins you like.
Hot Mess Cheeseburger
Serves: 4 burgers
◦ 1 1/3 lb ground chuck
◦ 1 tsp Kosher salt
◦ 3/4 tsp black pepper
◦ 1/2 tsp granulated garlic
For the cheese mix
1. 1/2 cup shredded colby-jack cheese
2. 1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
3. 2 Tbsp red onion, finely diced
4. 1 Tbsp garlic, finely minced
5. 2 Tbsp green onion, chopped
6. 2 Tbsp roasted red pepper
7. 1 Tbsp coarse ground mustard
8. 1/2 tsp creole seasoning
1. Preheat a charcoal grill to 450f (medium-high).
2. Season the beef with the salt, pepper, and garlic. Divide into 4 equal portions and form into 1/2 inch thick patties. [Tip - keep the beef very cold and rinse your hands in cold water before forming the patties. This will help keep the natural fats from rendering and keep the meat from getting dense.]
3. Toss the cheese mix ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
4. Grill the burgers for 4 minutes with the grill lid closed.
5. Flip and top the burgers with equal portions of the cheese mix. Grill another 4 minutes with the grill lid closed or until the cheese is melted and the burger is an internal temp of 165f.
6. Remove and let rest for 5 minutes. Serve with toasted buns and your favorite burger toppings. I used lettuce, tomato and bacon.