Experience the ultimate backyard burger with these mouthwatering garlic butter burgers. Imagine the delightful combination of garlic bread, a cheesy cheeseburger, and the flavors of a margherita pizza, all in one juicy bite. These burgers take your grilling game to a whole new level, ensuring a flavor explosion like never before.
Understanding Garlic Butter Burgers
Prepare to indulge in toasty garlic butter buns, delectable roasted tomatoes, fragrant basil, melted mozzarella, and succulent grass-fed ground beef. These burgers are the epitome of heavenly deliciousness. Combining the best elements of a margherita pizza with the classic essence of a beefy burger, they are the perfect size for entertaining guests during those warm summer months.
How to Create Garlic Butter Burgers:
Crafting these burgers involves a few simple steps, ensuring a quick and satisfying cooking experience. Familiarize yourself with the process to prepare everything ahead of time, allowing you to seamlessly step in front of the grill and oversee the entire cook.
Prep your patties: Divide, shape, and season the ground beef to create perfectly seasoned burger patties.
Preheat the grill: Aim for high, direct heat, around 450 degrees F, to achieve a deliciously crispy crust on the burgers.
Butter your buns: Before heading outside, generously butter the buns that will be toasted during the cook.
Assemble your toppings: Place the tomatoes in a grill basket, and gather the mozzarella slices and fresh basil leaves for easy access.
Get grilling! Place the burgers and tomatoes side by side on the grill. When they are almost done, top the burgers with cheese and toast the buns.
Stack the burgers: Assemble the burgers with a toasty bun, juicy patty, grilled tomatoes, and fresh basil. Savor the perfection!
Selecting the Perfect Grill for These Burgers
While a charcoal grill imparts a classic backyard BBQ flavor, you can achieve excellent results with any grill that provides high temperatures over direct heat (around 450 degrees F). Gas, electric, and pellet grills all offer suitable options for cooking these delicious burgers.
- 1 pound ground beef (80/20)
- 2 teaspoons garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
- 8 slices fresh mozzarella
- 5 tablespoons garlic butter
- 4 hamburger buns
Divide the ground beef into 4 equal portions, shaping them into patties. Create a small well in the middle of each patty to ensure even cooking and prevent swelling during grilling. Season both sides of the patties with garlic salt and cracked black pepper.
Preheat your grill to high heat (around 450-500 degrees F).
Slice each bun in half and spread the inside of each half with approximately 1/2 tablespoon of garlic butter.
Rinse the tomatoes and place them in a grilling basket for vegetables. Toss the tomatoes with the remaining tablespoon of garlic butter.
Place the burger patties directly on the grill grates and cook for 3-4 minutes. Flip the patties and add the tomatoes in the grilling basket to the grill grates. Stir the tomatoes frequently and monitor the temperature of the burgers.
When the burgers are about 10 degrees away from reaching your desired internal temperature (e.g., 155 degrees F as recommended by the FDA), top each patty with a slice of mozzarella and add the buns to the grill grates to toast.
Remove the burgers from the grill when they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F and the cheese has melted. Assemble the burgers by placing a patty on the bottom bun, followed by a portion of the roasted tomatoes, a few fresh basil leaves, and the top bun. Serve immediately and enjoy the sensational flavors!
Indulge in the sensational blend of flavors and textures that these garlic butter burgers offer. Elevate your grilling skills and relish every bite of these delectable creations.