I Love Burgers! 

I Love Burgers! 

 It is one of my favorite foods in the world. However, I am very picky; I don’t like frozen burgers or pre-made burgers, and I only like to grill them.  As summer approaches, I see a lot of burgers in my the near future.

Over the years, I started experimenting with different ways to make the patty and different sauces. I want to share some of my favorite recipes. 

 However, first, let’s go into the basics 

How to Make a Burger Patty?

Now in the video, they have a scale and some tools, I don’t have either of those. I just always get 2 lbs. of ground beef and then I either break it into 6 equal portions for 1/3 lb. burgers or 4 pieces for 1/2 lb. burgers (I wing it). 

Also for all any of these patties you use 80/20 lean to fat ratio ground beef. However, you can also use 90/10 but then you want to mix in an egg. The egg helps the burger meat bond together when grilling.  

 How Long to Cook the Burger Patty?

Here is an image by Delish.com  that gives you a rough estimate of how long to cook burgers for.

The best way is to use a thermometer – especially since cooking times may change by the size of the patty, the temperature of the grill, and extra ingredients added to the patty meat.  


Now to the good part. Here are 3 different ways to make and serve a burger that will definitely impress your friends.   

Tropical Burger:


  • 2 pounds of ground beef 
  • tbsp. chopped green bell peppers 
  • tbsp. chopped green onions 
  • 3 tbsp. of soy sauce 
  • Pepper to taste 
  • Optional – Ground Cayenne for extra spicy 
  • Optional: 2 eggs, it helps the ingredients bond when grilling 

Serve with: 

  • Mango Salsa – if you cant find it just buy regular prepared salsa and add some mango 
  • Optional:  2 tbsp. shredded coconut 
  • Optional: Extra cilantro on your salsa 
  • Lettuce/Onion/Tomato to taste  
  • Any cheese but Mozzarella is best 


 Caramelized Onion Tabasco  Burger 


  • 2lbs of ground beef 
  • 1/2 cup of minced sweet onion 
  • 3 tbsp. of TABASCO Chipotle Pepper Sauce 
  • tbsp. of salt 
  • tbsp. dried thyme or basil (or both) 
  • Optional: 2 eggs, it helps the ingredients bond when grilling 

 Served with: 

  • Avocado 
  • Caramelized Tabasco Onion 
    • 1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced 
    • 2 Tabasco Chipotle Pepper Sauce 
    • tbsp. of Balsamic vinegar 
    • tbsp. of Olive oil 
    • tbsp. of minced garlic 
    • Instruction: Cook al ingredients on pan for about 15 minutes until all the liquid from the onion is evaporated. 
  • Lettuce/Onion/Tomato to taste  
  • Any cheese but Cheddar is the best 


 Sun-dried Tomato & Basil Burger 


  • 2lb of ground beef 
  • 1/3 lb. of minced fresh basil 
  • ¼ cup of  minced onion 
  • sun-dried tomatoes finely chopped 
  • tbsp. of minced garlic 
  • tbsp. of salt 
  • Pepper to taste 
  • Optional: 2 eggs, it helps the ingredients bond when grilling  

Served with: 

  • Mayo mixed with basil pesto (1/2 mayo ½ basil pesto) 
  • Optional: Extra sun-dried tomatoes 
  • Lettuce/Onion to taste  
  • Any cheese but Monterey Jack is the best 





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