Hamburger Grilling Recipes, Burger Recipes and Great Burgers

Everybody has hamburger grilling recipes, however let's go outside the box a bit here and find some burgers that will have people talking about your awesome hamburgers. These days all fine dining restaurants are doing their fancy burgers. I have some in my area that I love, but sixteen bucks? Really? 

So here are some hamburger recipes as good as the nice restaurants for you and will cost you a fraction of the price and you don't have to turn off the game!


The Spanish Conquistador Burger

This is one of my favorite hamburger grilling recipes. I love Spanish flavors and this awesome burger has them all. It incorporates Serrano ham, Spanish Manchengo cheese, roasted red peppers and one of my favorite sauces, Romesco sauce! 

Serves 4

4     1/3 to 1/2 lb Hamburger patties. Preferably hand made.

       Kosher Salt to taste

       Black Pepper to taste

1     teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic

2     tablespoons olive oil

4     nice fresh hamburger buns, onion, poppy seed, brioche or ciabatta. Something not mushy or too  soft.

4    sliced Manchego Cheese

4     slices Serrano ham or Proscuitto

2    cups spring mix or your favorite lettuce, washed and dried

4    slices red onion or sweet white onion. Slice paper thin.

4    slices best tomato available 

      thinly sliced roasted red peppers for garnich* Optional 

Prepare your Romesco Sauce, it is an easy sauce and quick to make. Recipe is below. Also a good time to light your charcoal grill if applicable. The sauce can be made in advance.

Prepare your hamburger patties. I mention that I like to make mine by hand, they have a better texture than the machine made patties.  Season them up liberally with salt, pepper and garlic and then oil them up so they will not stick to the grill.


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Romesco Sauce Recipe

1     large red bell pepper roasted over flame, peeled and seeded or from the jar.

2     garlic cloves peeled

1/2  cup almonds toasted 

2     tablespoons flat leaf parsley

2     tablespoons sherry vinegar

2     teaspoons smoked paprika - sweet

1/2  teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2  cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

       kosher salt to taste

place all ingredients except olive oil in food processor or blender, blend until smooth. Pour the olive oil into the processor in a very thin stream until incorporated. Taste and adjust salt. 

Will keep for up to one week. Great on anything from salads, fish to steaks.


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Ok, so the grill is hot, the sauce is made and time to grill up your burgers. I like to put on nice grill marks on hot direct fire then move the burger over to indirect heat to avoid the dreaded burgers al Carbon (Burnt Burgers) so prepare a two zone fire if cooking on charcoal or wood. If you are using a gas grill just make sure that you don't have big flare ups.

Cook the burgers to the desired temperature. Remove from the heat and let's put this awesome burger together!

So, top the burger with the Manchengo, then Serrano/Prosciutto. Place your lettuce on the bottom half of the bun, then the tomato. Place the burger on that, then the optional red pepper, Romesco sauce, onion slices and it's done!

I like to serve this with sweet potato fries or sweet potato tots and the extra Romesco sauce.

You have just made one of our awesome hamburger grilling recipes! 

Oh, good beer like Firestone DBA or Ballast Point Sculpin or a Tempranillo or Zinfandel wine with this is great.


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