Friday, May 29, 2009

May week #4 - Let the Summer Grilling Begin!

Turkey Burgers
1 pound ground turkey, 1 tablespoon garlic powder, 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes, 1 teaspoon dried minced onion, 1 egg, 1/2 cup crushed crackers
*Preheat grill on high. In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients, using your clean hands. Form into 4 patties. Place patties on the grill and cook for about 5 minutes per side, until well done. Serves: 4.
*Any type of cracker will work, although cheese flavored crackers will make these burgers memorable.

Ranch Burgers
2 pounds ground beef, 1 egg - slightly beaten, 3/4 cup crushed saltine crackers, 1 onion - finely chopped, 1 package dry ranch dressing mix.
*Preheat grill on high. Place all ingredients into a bowl, mix well and form into 8 hamburger patties. Place patties on the grill and cook for about 5 minutes per side, or until desired doneness. Serves: 8.

Italian Burgers
1 pound ground beef, 1/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs, 1 egg, 1/4 cup steak sauce (like A-1), 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese.
*Preheat grill on high. In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients. Form 4 patties. Grill about 5 minutes each side, or until cooked as desired. Baste with additional steak sauce if desired. Serves: 4.

Blue Cheese Burgers
3 pounds ground beef, 4 ounces blue cheese - crumbled, 1/2 cup fresh chives - minced, 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper, 1 & 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon dry mustard,
In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
*Preheat grill on high. Form mixture into 12 patties. Grill for about 5 minutes on each side, or until desired doneness. Serves: 12.

**Recipes found on the Everyday Cheapskate newsletter

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