These burgers are wonderfully tasty and this is one of my favorite recipes for hamburgers. Make up a batch, have these tasties ready for game-day, for an easy weeknight or for a relaxing weekend meal. You will be glad you did.
Fire up the grill and enjoy.
makes 8 patties
1 large red onion, finely diced or grated
1/2 medium green bell pepper, finely diced or grated
2 packages Lipton onion soup mix
2 teaspoons liquid smoke flavoring (I use hickory)
1/2 cup A-1 Steak Sauce
1 to 2 tablespoons Worcestershire
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 tablespoon salt
2 pounds ground chuck beef (80/20), use chili style ground beef if possible
1 1/2 pounds ground sirloin beef (90/10)
Recipe for Jim Beam Marinade -see below
In a large bowl combine all ingredients except meat and marinade – mix well. Break ground beef into small pieces and add to the bowl incorporating meat into mixture with a large spatula. Avoid using hands keeping the fat content cold.
Divide into eight equal portions and form into balls dipping hands in ice water if necessary. Place on large baking pan and chill for several hours.
Shape into patties about 3/4 inches thick, again, dip hands in ice water if needed. Make an shallow depression in the center to keep the burgers flat during cooking.
Preheat grill on medium high. Grill patties for 5 minutes per side or until desired doneness. Baste both sides with some of the steak marinade while grilling.
Stack on the cheese, bacon, lettuce & tomatoes and enjoy a taste we like at our house and one you will too.
Jim Beam Marinade
6 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 cup Jim Beam (or other bourbon)
2 tablespoons Worcestershire
2 tablespoons Wesson oil
2 garlic cloves -minced
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon red pepper
*2 tablespoons water
Mix everything is a small saucepan and simmer over low heat until dissolved. Store mixture in a sealed jar or a shaker bottle. *I use the water to rinse out the pan.