Quick and Easy Grilled Biscuit Cheeseburgers

July 26, 2014

We are always trying to reinvent the wheel when it comes to the burger. This innovative spirit is always welcome in the kitchen.  Creations like Macaroni and cheese burgers, burgers with ramen buns, patties made with 50% percent ground beef and 50% percent bacon would have never graced out plates if we didn't push our culinary boundaries.

Grilled biscuit cheeseburgers change the ubiquitous sesame seed bun for a buttery biscuit that will send you straight to burger heaven.  This simple swap makes a world of difference in the flavor and texture of this burger.  Moreover, the biscuits are grilled along with the patties on the barbecue which give them a smoky flavor.  Grilled biscuits have a crisp golden brown crust and a fluffy interior.  You can stick with the classic burger toppings and condiments or get a little wild with them too.

Grilled Biscuit Cheeseburgers
Courtesy of Pillsbury

2 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
8 slices American cheese
1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Homestyle refrigerated original biscuits
Cooking spray
Lettuce, tomato slices, pickles, ketchup and mustard, if desired

Heat gas or charcoal grill. In medium bowl, mix beef, salt and pepper; shape into 8 patties.

Place patties on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 10 to 12 minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F. Place cheese slices on patties to melt. Keep warm; reduce heat to medium-low.

Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Spray both sides with cooking spray. Place biscuits on double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Place foil on grill over indirect heat. Cover grill; cook 4 minutes; turn. Cook 2 to 4 minutes longer or until biscuits are golden brown.

Split biscuits in half. Place burgers on one half of each biscuit; top with desired toppings and remaining biscuit half.

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