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The Great American Hamburger

Source: Barbecue Bible
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Active Time:  35 Minutes
Total Time:  35 Minutes
  Serves 4
Two things make this hamburger unique. A light brushing with melted butter, which adds a touch of sweetness and richness. And grilled Vidalia onions, which make a great burger even better. This recipe has been adapted by Steven Raichlen from his book titled the Barbecue Bible.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
1 1/2 pounds ground chuck or ground sirloin
Four 1/2 inch-thick slices Vidalia or other sweet onion
3 tablespoons melted butter
4 hamburger buns
Accompaniments:
8 slices cooked bacon
4 slices cheddar, Swiss, or roquefort cheese, about 4 ounces total
Iceburg lettuce, cut crosswise into 1/4 inch slices
Thinly sliced ripe tomatoes
Drained sliced dill pickles or sweet pickles
Ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, relish
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DIRECTIONS
Prepare barbecue (high heat). Brush and oil the grate. Gently pat the meat into 4 patties, each about 4 inches in diameter and 1 inch thick. (Burgers can be prepared up to 8 hours ahead. Transfer to platter. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.)


Brush both sides of the onion slices with butter, season with salt and pepper and place on the grill. Cook until tender, about 4 minutes per side. Set aside and keep warm.


Brush the tops of the burgers with a little melted butter and season with salt and pepper. Place the burgers butter side down on the grill. Cook 4 minutes. Brush the tops of the burgers with a little more melted butter and season with more salt and pepper. Turn burgers over and continue grilling until cooked to desired doneness, about 4 minutes longer for medium-rare.


Brush the buns with melted butter and toast them on the grill, cut side down, for 30 to 60 seconds. Place the burgers and onion slices on the buns, adding the garnish and condiments of your choice.


Recipe reprinted by permission of Workman Publishing. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Serves 4
Calories: 498
Fat. Total: 26g
Fiber: 2g
Carbohydrates, Total: 24g
Sodium: 366mg
% Cal. from Fat: 47%
Cholesterol: 85mg
Protein: 39g
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Rating: 5
by: Pasi Reviewed: 05/27/2012
American Hamburger
I have cooked this to several friends of mine and some of them promised to stop using Mcdonalds, because they have eaten something much more better. Simple and maybe too delicious.
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