Friday, May 17, 2013
Barbequed Burgers by Jen
*adapted from Kraftfoods.com
2 lb. lean ground beef
1 cup Barbecue Sauce, divided
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
8 slices of American cheese
8 hamburger buns, split
Mix meat, 4 Tbsp. barbecue sauce, bread crumbs and egg just until blended; shape into 8 (1/2-inch-thick) patties. Freeze in large Ziploc bag or cook right away.
Thaw completely. Then Broil or Grill (see below)
Broil, 6 inches from heat, 4 min. on each side. Brush with half the remaining barbecue sauce; broil 1 to 2 min. or until burgers are done (160°F), turning and brushing occasionally with remaining barbecue sauce. Top with cheese if desired; broil 1 min. or until melted.
Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Place patties on grill; Cook these burgers with indirect heat. Cover grill with lid. Grill 4 to 6 min. on each side or until burgers are cooked through (160°F), brushing with remaining barbecue sauce during last 2 min. of grilling time. Top with cheese if desired.
Here are a few backyard BBQ tips on grilling burgers:
•Make sure the grill is the appropriate temperature Medium-low to medium heat is best. Too hot, and burgers burn on the outside before getting done on the inside. Keep the lid closed while cooking; it shortens cooking time and keeps burgers moist.
•Always clean and oil the grill grate This prevents burgers from sticking, extends the life of your grate, and helps put those beautiful grill marks on your patties.
•Cook burgers properly: cook ground beef to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F (170 degrees F for poultry). For an accurate reading, insert the thermometer into the patty horizontally