Mesquite-Smoked Onion-Cheddar Burgers

Ingredients

1 pound organic ground beef
2 organic green onions, cleaned and sliced
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 pinches Kosher salt
cracked black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
whole grain or wheat burger buns
Butter, for toasting buns
Mesquite Wood Chips, for the BBQ

Preparation

1
Soak a handful of wood chips in cold water, to be used outside only!
2
Prepare Outdoor BBQ for grilling, and get it heated up to medium-high
3
In a mixing bowl, mix sliced green onions, Worcestershire, salt, and pepper into the ground beef
4
Mix just until ingredients look evenly distributed, using your hands. Form into 2 or 3 rough patties. Refrigerate prepared burgers until you are ready to grill.
5
Get the wood chips smoking, place in the drawer of your bbq, or put into a foil pouch with holes poked on top directly on the grill. Close the lid.
6
Warm a large pan on the stove over low-medium heat. Spread butter over burger buns and toast, cut side down in warmed pan on stove.
7
Grill burgers over indirect heat on the bbq, 5 minutes, lid closed. Turn burger over and top with a mound of shredded cheddar cheese. Grill 5 more minutes, lid closed.
8
Remove your burger to the toasted bun to rest, 1-2 minutes
9
This burger needs nothing more! If you must, yellow mustard and mayo works.

About

The mesquite wood chips give this burger a deliciousness that is indescribable!

The key to a tender and juicy burger is not to over work it. By overmixing it, the warmth of your hands will melt the fats in the meat, leaving you with a less than tender burger.

Hickory wood chips would be great too.

Yield:

2 1/2#, 3 1/3# or 4 1/4# Burgers

Added:

February 3, 2010

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