Grilled Hamburger

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May. 09, 2009

This how to grill hamburger recipe video shows you how to prepare a full bodied hamburger with ground beef and smoky maple barbecue sauce. Cooked on the grill with garlic and Creole seasoning, these grilled hamburgers are filling and delicious and can be served between split hamburger buns with condiments of your choice.


Lean ground round 2 Pound
Bbq sauce 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Sweet onion 1
Ripe tomato 1
Cheddar cheese slices 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Dill pickle slices 1 Tablespoon
Shredded lettuce 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Ketchup 1 Tablespoon
Mustard 2 Tablespoon
Seasoning salt To Taste
Creole seasoning 1 Tablespoon
Garlic powder 1 Tablespoon


Start preparing your grill about an hour before you want to eat. Scrape the grill with a grill brush to remove any residue from prior cooking.

In a small bowl, soak a handful of mesquite or hickory chips until ready to start cooking.

Loosely crumple 2 sheets of newspaper (the black & white section) and place under the Charcoal Chimney. Place the Charcoal Chimney on the grill surface. Fill will charcoal.

Light the newspaper through the holes on the bottom of Charcoal Chimney. Wait for charcoal to catch onto the flame. If the flames do not catch on the charcoal, repeat the newspaper step.

In about 15-30 minutes the coals are ready for cooking. Pick up the Charcoal Chimney using the handy handle and use an oven mitt if needed. Remember all the heat is concentrated in the chimney.

Carefully remove the grill and set aside. Pour the charcoal into the well of the grill. Spread around if needed with grilling tongs or spatula.

Spray your grill with cooking spray (away from the flame) to prevent the meat from sticking. Place back on the grill base.

Prepare the hamburger patties by evenly dividing the meat. Either form the patties by hand or use a hamburger press. I've had Tupperware hamburger press for 20 years. Do not overly handle the ground meat to prevent your hamburgers from being tough. Season with Sea Salt, Creole Seasoning, Garlic Powder and top with a Maple Bar-B-Que sauce. A dash of Tabasco wouldn't hurt either.

Place your prepared meat evenly around the grill surface. Close the damper and put the top on.

For ¼ lb hamburgers, cook on one side for 5-8 minutes. Remove the cover and flip the hamburger with a grilling spatula. Drizzle on BBQ sauce. Cover and cook again for 5-8 minutes.

For melted cheese, place slices directly on the hamburgers and put the grill cover back on for about 1 minute.

Remove the cover and place the hamburger patties on a clean platter. Never use the same platter as used for the raw patties without a through cleaning. Add burgers to a toasty bun and pile on your favorite condiments.

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Preparation Time: 25 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 45 Minutes
Servings: 4