We don't eat a lot of meat in this house, but it's been a while so why not, right? Mike is a huge burger fan and often gets a stuffed burger of the day from a local restaurant. Even though he loves to get those burgers out, he has been requesting I make Magic Burgers for some time now. I'm not sure where the term Magic Burgers came from...actually I remember years ago I made these and after one bite somebody said they're like magic. :) So anyway...
This is a basic recipe and very easy to put together. I usually just eyeball the ingredients, but have listed below the approximate amounts for what I use. Sometimes I sub green onions for the red onions, which is really good too. Quick and easy to make, these burgers are a perfect last minute dinner just in time for the weekend.
Yields 4 burgers
1 pound extra lean ground beef
1/2 red onion, chopped
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 garlic cloves, minced
Freshly ground pepper
Toppings (as desired)
- In a large bowl, mix beef, onion, cheese, garlic, salt and pepper until blended (do not over mix).
- Divide mixture into 4 patties (a little larger than the size of your buns) and shape them thinner in the center so they don't puff up.
- Put patties onto grill heated to medium high heat. Cook until juices appear on the top of the patties (approximately 4-5 minutes). Flip and cook on other side until done (about 4-5 minutes).
- Place on top of bun and serve with desired topping.