What better way to end the summer than with a cookout on your back porch with the best ranch-style, butter packed, cheeseburgers???
I’m a sucker for a good cheeseburger. The juiciest of patties and the meltiest cheese…hmmm…you just can’t beat that! Now, top it off with homemade burger buns, lettuce and tomatoes from your own garden, and homemade French fries from home-grown potatoes! Talk about a rewarding meal!
This recipe was fun to play around with. It started by just throwing together things that sounded good, and then refining it into this delicious, juicy, flavorful burger.
This recipe makes 4 quarter pound burgers. You can always make 6 smaller ones, or 2 giant ones (no judgement here ?), or whatever you feel like.
As far as the grilling goes, these are very loose directions because every grill is different and everyone’s preferences for burger-doneness are different—these times are what worked for us.
Happy end of summer, Friends! Here’s to a beautiful, cool fall!
Ranchy Butter Burgers
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- 1 lb lean ground beef (we like to use 90/10)
- 1 large egg
- ½ tsp Black Pepper, ground
- 1 tsp Sriracha Seasoning (optional)
- 2 TBSP Ranch Seasoning
- 1 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
- 4 TBSP butter, melted
- ¼ cup plain Bread Crumbs
- 4 slices of your choice of cheese
- 4 hamburger buns
- Any vegetables you may want on your cheeseburger (lettuce, tomatoes, onion, etc,)
- Condiments (ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, etc,)
Combine all of the ingredients (except for the cheese, hamburger buns, veggies, and condiments) in a medium bowl, and mix really well so that everything is evenly combined.
Separate the meat mixture into 4 equal parts, and flatten each into patty-sized disks.
Heat up your grill to between 350-400 degrees Fahrenheit. Place your patties on the pre-heated grill. And close the lid.
Let them cook for about 6-7 minutes. Flip them over and cook them for an addition 6 minutes or so, or until nicely browned. If you’re using cheese (um, who doesn’t love cheese on their burgers?!?!?), carefully place your choice of cheese on the burgers for the last minute of grilling so that it gets nice and melty.
When the patties are done being cooked (or you can do this next step just before the patties are done if you have room on your grill), cut the burger buns in half, placing them cut-side-down on the grill for a couple minutes so that they get slightly toast. You can also butter them lightly, and then toast them to add delicious butter flavors into the bun.
Dress up your burger in your favorite way and enjoy with chips or homemade French fries!