Gourmet Cheeseburgers

We enjoy a good cheeseburger from time to time.  Earlier this year I was feeling creative and we had some fresh ground beef from a local farm.  So I didn’t want to do a basic cheeseburger.  It needed some pizzazz!  I came up with this recipe.

In a medium bowl, put in the ground beef, a few cloves of garlic minced, about 1/2 a cup of grated parmesan, 1/3 cup of panko bread crumbs, salt and pepper, a couple of tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce.  I’ll admit it is hard to tell if you put enough in as you can hardly taste the raw meat.  So occasionally I find I didn’t use enough Worcestershire sauce.  Which is a shame as it really makes this burger.

Mix with your hands but be careful not to overwork the meat.  It will mess with the texture.  If the meat isn’t sticking together enough add a bit of olive oil.  With meat from local farms it can be a toss up on the moisture level.

Form into patties and get the grill going.  While the grill is going, butter some baguettes and toast for the buns.

Also while grilling the burgers I saute up some mushrooms and onions in a bit of olive oil with some salt.  I cook them until the mushrooms are nicely browned.

Once the burgers are done, let them rest a few moments.  Now we use different cheeses.  My husband prefers Jarlsberg on this so I melt the cheese on the burger in the grill.  I spread goat cheese on mine when it’s resting.  Then it is time to put it all together.  I like to layer ketchup, then the burger, the goat cheese, mushroom and onions for my burger.

Yes it does get to a silly height!  :)  So I just smush it a bit and enjoy all the flavours.  It is messy eating but who cares!  :)

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11 thoughts on “Gourmet Cheeseburgers

  1. I love this recipe. I actually prefer burgers over steak on the BBQ. You can add so much flavour when you mix your burgers. My husband has a “secret” recipe for burgers. He promises one day he’ll share it with me. Of course when that happens I will share it with the world. Virginia

    • Hi Virginia, I should branch out and experiment but this one really works. Wonder what his secret recipe is? :) Thanks, Virginia

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