Perfect Time To Eat Burger

The burger is without a doubt the number one diet disaster and as such is strongly discouraged by the health experts, especially for those watching their waistlines.

With Summer in full swing what’s a girl to do? The foods of summers act as eye candy for dieters tempting them to consume more and more. Spicy juicy burgers can add to the temptation and make it even more difficult for the health conscious people to watch their food intake.

What most people don’t realize is that a spicy and juicy burger can be prepared without adding any extra, harmful calories to your diet.You can enjoy a plethora of delicious, fat free and healthy burger recipes that will make your taste buds sizzle, and give you major drool as any fat-rich, normal burger.

Changing the burger trend: The most important thing to watch are all those edibles which that are high in fat, while preparing your burger. All of those items can be replaced by much healthier and low fat ingredients.

A white flour roll is full of carbohydrates so it can be replaced by bran rolls, with herbs like oregano, to add more taste to the bread. It is also possible to use turkey or bean burgers instead of regular beef hamburgers. They are low in fat and even healthier.

Summer trouble:In the summer, the trend is more towards celebrations and parties due to the holidays. Those people who are trying to shed a few pounds find it harder to watch their diet. They also want to feel free to eat whatever they feel like. For these party animals, the only way of watching their diet is by providing them with the tasty and healthy replacement of their junk food.

Be a part of the burger mania:Eating healthy burgers sounds weird because people usually think that burgers are junk food and cannot be healthy.

However, it all depends on the choice of your ingredients. Try to be innovative while making your burgers and add ingredients which have less fat in them. Swapping mozzarella or cheddar cheese with low fat cottage cheese can aid in achieving your goal. Fatty sauces can be replaced by hummus and herb sauces, which would add colour and taste to the burger. Instead of using fried chicken or pork, steamed chicken or turkey can be used. Olives, cucumbers, onions, tomatoes and ice bergs or lettuce assist in making the burger wholesome and appealing.

Adding different spices to your burger, according to your taste, would cause no harm.Cut the sugar free beverages and alcoholic drinks from the menu and you’ve just saved yourself a whopping 100 calories.

Another cheap trick is to make your burger look perfect. The way you present your burger on the plate increases the temptation factor so pay specific attention to colourful and neat staging of the plate so that it is impossible to resist. In this way, you will not miss your summer fun and you will lose weight effortlessly.

 

Stuffed Burger During Superbowl

The Perfect Slider Recipe for the Big Game!

The biggest football game of the year is the Super Bowl! While you begin to think about what teams might be playing, who you will be inviting over to watch, and what the day’s outcome might be, it is also time to start thinking about what food will be served to your guests! Burgers are a huge trend in the food world right now and there are so many possibilities and combinations, they make a great addition to any party spread! Here is a great recipe for stuffed burgers your guests will love!

Ingredients for Stuffed Burgers:

  • 1 ½ lbs. ground beef
  • 4 strips of bacon (diced)
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese (grated)
  • ½ medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 tsp. hot sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 burger buns
  • Tomato, lettuce and pickle for garnish

Directions for Stuffed Burgers:

  1. Clean and prepare the grill for cooking. Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  2. In a large bowl, combine beef, garlic, hot sauce, salt and pepper until well combined. Be careful not to over mix the meat mixture – this could cause the burgers to be dry.
  3. In a skillet, fry bacon over medium-high heat until crispy. Transfer bacon to a paper towel lined plate and allow to drain. Once cooled, chop bacon and set aside.
  4. Add chopped onions and garlic to the same skillet and sauté with bacon fat until tender, approximately 5 minutes.
  5. In a small bowl, toss onion mixture, bacon, and cheese until well combined. Set aside.
  6. From the meat mixture, create 8, ½ inch thick burger patties and lay out on a work station.
  7. Spoon cheese mixture into a ball and place one ball on the center of each of 4 burger patties.
  8. Top each patty with another burger patty and pinch around the edges until the burger is closed. Creating a tight seal is important to keeping all the ingredients inside the burger
  9. Grill burgers directly on the grill grate, flipping once until the burgers are the desired doneness. For medium doneness, the burgers should be cooked for 4 minutes on each side.
  10. Remove the burgers from the grill and allow to rest slightly, for about 5 minutes.
  11. Serve burgers on the burger buns with the tomato, lettuce and pickles as garnish.

This is a burger you are going to absolutely love. Best of all, you can change out ingredients to suit your group’s tastes! Now fire up that grill and let’s eat!

 

All About Burger King

In 1952, Keith Cramer owned a carhop restaurant in Daytona Beach, FL. He flew out to California, on the advice of his stepfather, Matthew Burns, to see the newest innovation in restaurants at the time — McDonald’s.

Cramer was impressed with the speed and automation and he and Burns acquired the rights to George Read’s Miracle Insta-Machines. These were Rube Goldberg-type devices designed to make fast food really fast. One of the models made multiple milk shakes while the other, called the Insta-Broiler, could cook twelve burgers simultaneously. Four hundred burgers could be cooked in an hour with one machine.

In 1953, Cramer opened his fast food burger joint in Jacksonville and named it after the cooker — Insta-Burger King.

His burgers sold for 18 cents apiece (McDonald’s burgers at the time were 15 cents each) and they were a great success.

Two franchisers, James McLamore and David R. Edgerton, Jr., liked the concept and launched several Insta-Burger King restaurants in Miami in 1954. Fortunately — as you will see — they failed.

So McLamore and Edgerton began to experiment. Soon they got rid of the Insta-Broiler and created
a similar flame broiler — which made their renamed Burger King famous. They also introduced a much larger burger, the Whopper, of course, and sold it for 37 cents. This was considered a very risky business move at the time but, as we know, it paid off handsomely. It became their signature product and their tag-line became “Burger King, Home of the Whopper.”

They soon acquired the Insta-Burger Kings, renamed them and refitted them for their new products. They began to massively franchise in 1961 and soon their new restaurants were all over Florida and the rest of the nation.

Burger King was the first fast food hamburger joint to install indoor eating areas at their outlets — in 1967, a year before McDonald’s did the same.

Pillsbury acquired the chain in 1967 and began a massive promotional campaign. The slogans and jingles — such as the well known “Have it Your Way” — were a huge success and Burger King grew to the number 2 burger restaurant in the world.

By 2004, Burger King had more than 11,000 outlets in 61 countries and territories worldwide, including 7,000 in the United States.

When you can’t make it to Burger King (or even if you can) — Grill out!

 

Tips To Make Brown Sugar Burger Patties

Do you enjoy making and eating the best hamburger recipe you can find? If you love making and eating different types of burger patties, you might want to learn how to make brown sugar burger patties for your next BBQ adventure. They are easy to make and only take a few ingredients to prepare.

Serve them with different types of delicious toppings of fresh vegetables and various flavors of condiments. This recipe will make enough to serve 8 people one burger patty. If you need more than 8 patties just increase the amount of the ingredients you use by doubling them to make servings for 16 individuals. The most important thing is to have fun and enjoy yourself and your family while enjoying the pleasure of dinning with one another.

Recipe for Brown Sugar Burger Patties

What You Need

  • 1 pound ground beef or hamburger
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 bottle honey or maple BBQ sauce
  • 1 package shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 package hickory smoked or maple cured bacon strips
  • 8 hamburger buns

How to Make It

Using a large mixing bowl you will add the ground beef or hamburger and the brown sugar. Mix well to combine thoroughly while using your hands to gently fold the brown sugar into the meat. Add the honey and mix thoroughly until well combined. Separate this mixture evenly into 8 portions. Shape these portions into balls while using your hands. Gently pat the ball so meat out into large burger patties. Make sure to make the center of the burger patties just a little thinner than the outside edges of the burgers. Doing so helps to reduce shrinkage of the meat while cooking the patties.

You can prepare these delicious brown sugar burger patties by grilling them along with anything else you plan to serve at a BBQ. You can also fry them onto of the stove while using a skillet or heavy saucepan. Then again you can cook them by using an electric press fryer grill. Just cook thoroughly on one side and then cook thoroughly on the other side.

Cook the bacon by frying it until it is brown and crispy. Set aside until needed.

After cooking or grilling your burger patties, you can begin building the burgers. Begin by adding any condiments you would like on your burger by spreading them on the insides of the hamburger buns. After adding any condiments you like, add the brown sugar burger and then sprinkle with shredded cheese. Crisscross two pieces of cooked bacon on top of each burger patty. You can also break the cooked crispy bacon up into smaller pieces to add to the burgers if you like. Cover with some BBQ sauce. Add any other toppings you might like to include such as tomatoes, lettuce, mushrooms or pickles and onions. After adding all the toppings and condiments you would like to eat, top the burger with the other side of the bun to create a complete burger.

 

Advantages Buying Bison Burger

Consumers may not be able to pull up to a fast food restaurant and order bison burgers but they can order them online to enjoy at home. Making the switch to these burgers may prove to be healthier for some and taste delicious to all who try them. With the recipes available consumers can enjoy making the type of burgers they prefer and if they want create their own burger recipe. No matter how chefs choose to cook the burgers they are just as easy as beef burgers and have a great flavor.

Finding this meat everywhere may not yet be possible but there are several places consumers can purchase this meat. Several grocery stores and specialty meat shops may already carry bison burgers and if they do not they may know where shoppers can locally purchase the meat. If consumers are having very little luck with in their local neighborhood they may want to check online to see what is available, the price, how it is shipped and how long it will take. Finding the meat for these burgers will get easier the more popular they become.

Eating bison over beef will give consumers less fat, less calories and less cholesterol which over time can be beneficial. Many fear tasting new products like this because they feel it may taste gamey or have an after taste. However not only are these burgers better for consumers some may like the taste better and some may not even know they are eating something other than beef.

Finding recipes to make the best bison burgers can be found online, in cookbooks and may even be created by the consumers themselves. Those who love the barbecue taste in a burger will be glad to find that there are several different recipes to choose from to have the best tasting bison barbecue burgers. There are other burger recipes that include soups, cheeses and bacon so finding just the right taste will be easy among the selection of burger recipes available.

There are usually no special instructions when cooks, chefs or the weekend grill master choose to use bison burgers. Though, it is important to check the recipe to make sure that this meat is cooked correctly for the right period of time. Many times people may choose to use a meat thermometer to make sure they have the meat at the right temperature before they serve it. Choosing these burgers over beef doesn’t mean extra prep time or extra ingredients it just may mean a little less cooking time and a whole lot of flavor.

Once the word is out about how much healthier a buffalo burger is and that the taste is also great who knows it may be possible to order these burgers through the drive through of choice some day. Until then consumers can purchase them online and cook them any way they want to at home. In fact serving them to friends and family is a great way about spreading the taste and the nutrition benefits of bison burgers.

 

Tips To Get Perfect Grilling Burger

What barbecue is complete without burgers? Burgers are a staple feature of any backyard cookout. They’re easy to make and cook, inexpensive and can be eaten with a near-infinite variety of accompaniments. Plus, they’re tasty when you make them the right way!

The first step to grilling good burgers is to start with good burger patties. You should use freshly ground beef that contains about 20% fat for flavor. You can tell that the meat is good if it’s a bright pink color and doesn’t have any dark spots or an unpleasant smell. When forming the patty, don’t over mix the chilled meat; this can make the patty tough, and when that happens, not even the best tips for grilling burgers can help you then!

One of the key grilling burgers tips I’ve learnt is to first grill my burger patties over a high heat. This helps to seal the surface of the patty completely and keep all those tasty juices inside where they belong. The juices from the meat tell you when the patty has been cooked through. When the meat is still raw, the juices are pink, and when it’s fully cooked, the juices run clear.

Once you’ve got your burgers on the grill and sealed them, one important thing to remember when grilling burgers is to flip them just once with a spatula. Absolutely do not press down on the burgers while they’re cooking! It won’t make them cook any faster and doing so squeezes out all the juices you sealed in earlier. The result is a dry, tough burger patty that is no different from beef jerky in texture.

Cooking a good burger isn’t rocket science, but it sure is easy to get it wrong too. All good things come to those who wait, so patience is the key to grilling a tasty burger. Your guests will thank you for it!

 

Buffet Burger on Burger Bars

Burger bars are becoming the new it thing for social gatherings. It is not necessarily a buffet but it is as easy as one. The great thing is that each person is able to create their own master piece. The best thing is that as the host you aren’t slaving over a plated meal. Burger bars can be fitted to each individual guest’s dietary needs. If you have vegetarians you can have special burgers just for them but also beef burgers for those guests who prefer the real thing. Burger bars are perfect for any type of gathering. Throw together lots of toppings, a few sides, some chips and you have yourself a low key almost maintenance free event.

With so many toppings available how do you decide what to put on your burger bar? You first must decide on the level of work that you are willing to put into maintaining the meal verse socializing with guests. Maybe you want to throw the burgers on and let the rest take care of itself. In this case you need to stick to ingredients that are not going to spoil after a few hours out of the refrigerator. If you are able to balance maintaining the bar and socializing then go for the gusto. Add items that can be maintained with an ice bath so they don’t spoil and all the other extras.

It is a simple concept to throw together on short notice. There many things to consider when putting together a burger bar. First consider what type of meat you want to use for the patties. I suggest making sure you take into consideration each of you guests preferences. Veggie burgers are popular and can be purchased ahead of time. Beef burgers can be bought ahead of time however I would not recommend this type for the serious burger fanatic. Use a mixture of beef that contains a decent fat to beef combination and combine different seasonings for added flavor. This will suit many different taste buds. As for toppings below you will find a thinks to think about for your next burger bar gathering.

Buns: I am shocked at how many types of rolls and buns are out there for use with hamburgers. For the burger bar I like to use things that people wouldn’t think of when making burger at home. Bagels, rye bread, onion rolls, buns that are covered with seeds, pita bread and of course plain buns for guests who like to keep it simple.

Cheeses: Decide whether you want the cheese to be melted on the meat or can you place the cheese on a plate and have guests choose from there. I would suggest a variety of cheese for guests to choose from. Some to think about are Swiss, Cheddar, American, Provolone, Mozzarella or whatever you can think of. Some people even use cream cheese so really prepare for all of your guests different and unique taste buds.

Vegetables: You can choose to sauté the veggies or leave them raw. Many guests would love some sautéed onions, mushrooms and peppers. A quick and easy way to make this happen is to throw them in a packet of tin foil and butter and grill them ahead of time. You can then use a small crock pot to keep them warm for guests to eat later. Other veggies to consider are lettuce, tomatoes, jalapenos, sprouts, dill pickles, bread and butter pickles, relish and cucumbers. Some fruits to consider adding are apples and pineapples. Fruit adds a tangy, sweet kick to every bite.

Other Meats: For those meat eaters who love to pile it on cook some ham, bacon, lamb or sausage ahead of time for guests to have on their beef patty. This will be an added bonus for meat eating guests.

Seasonings and Sauces: Don’t forget the seasoning salt and ground pepper. Consider putting out Cajun spice for those guests that like to spice up there burgers. Sauces to consider are hoisin, barbeque, A-1, ranch and sweet and sour. You will also want to add the standard mustard, ketchup and mayonnaise to complete your burger bar.

Of course not everything in this list needs to be added for a successful burger bar gathering. Include the items that will satisfy the taste buds of your guests. Then sit back and enjoy all the praise you get for the best gathering idea ever.

 

Tips To Make Burgers In Short Time

Making your own burgers is very easy – and if you use disposable plastic gloves you wont even get your hands dirty.

You can make beef, lamb, pork or chicken burgers. This How to Make Burgers recipe is for beef burgers and will serve around 4 people. Here goes:-

How to Make Burgers – Ingredients

  • 500 g / 1 lb good quality minced beef
  • Couple of handfuls of fresh bread crumbs (great way to use up unwanted crusts)
  • One Egg
  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon or Coarse Grain Mustard
  • Crushed garlic clove (optional)
  • Fresh burger rolls to serve

How to Make Burgers – Method

  1. Put on disposable plastic gloves (messy business otherwise)
  2. Put all ingredients into a bowl and mix together thoroughly, using your hands
  3. Using your hands again, mold mixture into burger shapes
  4. Cook on a BBQ, under the grill, in the oven or in a frying pan

Serving Suggestions

I like to serve these burgers at the table with all the trimmings and let people help themselves. Try some of the following suggestions:-

  • Thinly Sliced tomato and/or cucumber
  • Lettuce
  • Sliced cheese – tasty cheese works well
  • Avocado – sliced or mashed
  • Pineapple rings – the tinned type are perfect (drained of juice)
  • Sliced cooked beetroot – again, from a tin is quick and easy
  • Mustard and/or sauces
  • Mayonnaise
  • Pickle

Variations

As I mentioned earlier, you can make beef, lamb, chicken or pork burgers. Just make sure you use good quality minced meat. Your burgers will only ever be as good as the meat you use.

  • Add some finely chopped chili for a spicier version
  • Sweet chili is also nice, for a spicy but not too hot version
  • Use hot English mustard – if you like the heat
  • If you have time (and can avoid the tears) add a grated onion

So, there you have it. How to Make Burgers – in Ten Minutes.

 

Mushroom Tofu Burgers Recipes

Whether you are planning a nice quite evening at home eating a healthy and nutritional meal with your family or you are already dreaming about all that outdoor grilling you will soon be doing, you want to find and use the best hamburger recipe ideas you can find. You might enjoy eating burgers and homemade hamburger buns that are simple to make and are so filling as well. For instance, you might like to learn how to make mushroom tofu burgers recipe.

This is an easy recipe that you can use to make anywhere from 15 to 18 medium size mushroom tofu burgers for you and your family or for any guests you might invite to a BBQ. Having these types of burgers on hand for any occasion such as when you are grilling outside will make life easier and much more delicious for anyone who may prefer not to include meats in their daily diets. These burgers go well with any of the healthy recipes you make for homemade burger buns.

For instance, imagine eating these delicious mushroom tofu burgers on whole wheat burger buns, garlic buns or even some homemade onion burger buns. Preparing these burgers is easy. After making them, you can simply garnish them with the different types of toppings you might enjoy such as tomatoes, pickles, and lettuce. Serving these burgers with grilled vegetables, a mouthwatering side salad of fresh vegetables and a delicious dessert should satisfy the cravings for a good burger meal.

Recipe for Mushroom Tofu Burgers

What You Need

  • 2 chopped onions
  • ¾ pounds chopped mushrooms
  • 3 crushed garlic cloves
  • 2 pounds firm tofu
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 package frozen spinach 10 ounce
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

How to Make It

Allow the frozen spinach to thaw and then drain it and then press all the fluid out of the spinach. Set aside until needed.

Using a large size saucepan or skillet add a small amount of water and then the chopped onions, chopped mushrooms and crushed garlic cloves. Saute until the vegetables are softened and the liquid is absorbed.

Using a large mixing bowl mash the tofu and then add the rolled oats and mix well. Add the spinach, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and pepper, paprika, and lemon juice. Mix all ingredients until they are well combined.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Stir this mixture into the mushroom and onion mixture. Combine well to blend and then divide the dough into equal pieces of about 15 to 18 pieces. Shape these individuals pieces into burger patties and then place them on non-stick baking sheets about 2 inches apart.

Place in the preheated oven to bake for about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and turn the tofu burgers over onto the other side. Return burgers to the hot oven and bake for about 10 minutes more as the burgers turn a light golden brown.

 

Delicious Onion Heavy Burgers

Here at home, we enjoy preparing and eating the best hamburger recipe we can find and we like to try different types of hamburger recipes. Whether we are firing up the grill for barbequing or we are making our burgers while cooking them in the oven, we like to try new things. Maybe you and your family do as well. If you love burgers, you and your family should experiment with different types of hamburger recipes just to see what is out there and to find your most favorite recipe so you can make it again and again.

Experiment with different types of Hamburger Recipes

You can adapt hamburger recipes just like you can any other type of recipe. You can use different meats and vegetables to make your own burgers at home. Take out what you might not like and substitute them with ingredients you do want to eat. Another thing to consider is the types of buns you serve with your burgers. For instance, will you use store bought burger buns or will you make them yourself?

Either types of buns are great with homemade burgers, but if you really want to make an impression as well as enjoy some good eating, make your own homemade burger buns. For instance, onion gravy burgers will go well with cheese burger buns, onion buns, mushroom and onion buns, whole wheat buns and so much more.

Recipe for Onion Gravy Burgers

What You Need

  • 1 pound hamburger or ground beef
  • ½ cup crushed crackers
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 can sliced mushrooms 4 ounce
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • ¼ teaspoon basil
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 buttered and toasted hamburger buns

How to Make It

Using a large mixing bowl you will add the hamburger or ground beef, crushed crackers, ½ envelope onion soup mix, milk and egg. Mix with your hands to combine all the ingredients until well blended. Divide this meat mixture evenly into 8 pieces and then roll and shape those 8 pieces into burger patties of about ½ inch in thickness. Flatten the burger patties out a bit after forming them. Saute the burger patties on both sides until they are brown. Set aside until needed.

Using a medium size mixing bowl you will add the remaining ½ envelope onion soup mix, sliced mushrooms, water, flour, basil, oregano and garlic powder. Combine until well blended and then pour this mixture over the burger patties. Increase heat to high and stir continually while bringing the mixture to a boil. Allow to boil for about 2 minutes and then reduce the heat to low. Cover with lid and allow the dish to simmer for about 20 minutes, while occasionally stirring to prevent sticking and scorching.

Butter and toast the hamburger buns. Serve the burger patties over the toasted buns while pouring the sauce over each half of the hamburger bun.