Friday, May 26, 2017

Grilled Cheddar Burgers - First Grill of the Season

This evening we fired up the grill for the first time this year. We kept it simple and fixed burgers. I purchased freshly ground chuck at Fresh Market this afternoon (it was on sale for $2.99/lb, normally $6.00/lb). I used 1 pound of beef and mixed it with 1 tablespoon each yellow mustard and organic ketchup (no HFCS). I also mixed in about 1/3 pound of shredded sharp cheddar cheese and then added a pinch of salt and few grinds of black pepper. I divided and shaped the meat into 3 one-inch thick burgers. After preheating the grill, I grilled them for about 5 to 6 minutes per side over medium-high heat, until they were medium-well but still juicy, then placed them on a plate and covered with foil until ready to serve.

I also sliced up a Vidalia onion and placed it in a foil packet with a pat of Kerrygold butter and seasoned it with salt and pepper, then placed the packet on the grill while the grill was heating up. I moved it to the side away from the fire while the burgers cooked. The onions turned out so tender they literally melted in your mouth. I sliced a tomato and steamed some fresh broccoli and in about 20 minutes from beginning to end, dinner was ready. I topped our burgers with a slice of Asiago cheese. It was simple, fresh and delicious. What is it about the first grilled burgers of the season that taste so good? I snapped a few photos below. Enjoy!



Sylvia said...

Welcome back Ayla!! Missed ya! Um, that grill looks too clean to have been used, LOL.

Unknown said...

Very colorful plate of food.

Charlotte Moore

Kath said...

I love your idea of the sliced onions on the grill. The whole meal looks perfect!