I think I’ve mentioned before that Spring is appearing here in Indiana, and that the weather has been beautiful lately. I have Spring Fever BAD. I’m so restless, and all I want to do is get out and play. I can’t wait for it to be warm enough for cookouts and bonfires! We actually have a grill, so I’m looking forward to learning all kinds of new cooking techniques.
One thing I’m really looking forward to is burgers! When done right, I LOVE them. They need to be fat and juicy, full of flavor, cooked no more than medium–I don’t care what you health nazis out there say. I don’t want to eat a hockey puck.
This burger certainly falls into the category of delicious. I used to make these on my George Foreman in college, and I can’t wait to make them on a REAL grill outside! I have no clue who Aaron is, but if he calls and asks me to come for a cookout, I’m SO going. He’s a genius.
Aaron’s Missouri Burger
1 lb ground beef
2 tsp onion powder
1/4 honey mustard
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup brown sugar
With your hands (it really is the best way, just make sure they are clean!), mix together the beef and spices in a large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest in fridge for 1 hour (This is the only part of the recipe that is different. I think it helps the flavors mix before you make the burgers.).
Heat your grill. Cook the burgers to desired temperature. Top with cheese of your choice! Serve with pickles (I like mine sweet), tomatoes, lettuce, etc etc etc.