There is one more must make burger that you have to throw together before Summer ends. I totally winged it one day when we were getting ready to head out for a day on the water. There is an island on our lake that has charcoal grills and my husband and I have grown quite comfortable with them. I haven’t bought a frozen burger in over two years because when I looked at the level of fat, calories and sodium content I almost passed out. It’s not hard to make your own that can have some kick ass flavor! I buy 80-85% lean ground beef, sometimes I make chicken burgers and sometimes I use ground turkey but purchasing the 80-85% lean beef gives me that “I’m having a big fat burger” feeling! I came up with this deliciousness by combining my husband and I’s favorite seasonings. He loves Montreal seasoning, it’s a Canadian rub, McCormick makes a great one and I love Pampered Chef’s Smokey BBQ Rub. I combined the two and it created such a delicious homemade cheeseburger. When I use a beef that is leaner I find it hard to give it that big flavor most people want to taste when they bite into a burger. Good lord did I figure it out with this Summer because I swear I prefer this tasty combo over any other! Another great tip to make these burgers healthy is to make them slider sized. The Pampered Chef Burger press will make a great slider size because it’s not tiny and it’s not huge so it keeps your portion size down.
If you don’t own the Pampered Chef’s Smokey BBQ Rub no big deal just buy any brands BBQ version and give it a go! It’s simple and has GREAT flavor. However, I did just purchase the new Pampered Chef Burger Press though and let me tell you, you are missing out if you don’t have one. It makes the perfect sized slider and it also has a portion size for larger burgers as well. It gives it that compact feel. Now I freeze my burgers even if I plan on having them later on that night or the next day because it’s easier to throw a burger on the grill when it’s frozen. You’ll have no worries of it falling apart by using the burger press and freezing them!
- 1 lb. of ground beef 85% lean 15% fat
- 1 tbsp of montreal seasoning (canadian rub)
- 1 tbsp of BBQ seasoning (pampered chef or McCormick)
- Slices of colby cheese
- Combine the seasonings with the beef by using your hands, distributing it evenly. Shape them into the size patties you prefer.
- Freeze for at least 4 hours for the best results.
- Grill on medium heat for 7-12 minutes, flip and grill for another 8-10 minutes or until it reaches the way you prefer your burger