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grilled mesquite burgers

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Vickie Parks
Renton, WA

This is a delicious burger recipe to add to your summer grilling menu. The Mesquite Seasoning adds a wonderful smoky flavor to the patties. You can adjust the burger toppings to suit your taste preferences. NOTE: I use a Grill Mates Mesquite Seasoning to make this recipe. I've included a homemade version of it, in case it's not available to you. I haven't tried it, so I can't vouch for it being a perfect copycat. But it's the highest (5 star) rated recipe that most closely matches the ingredient list on the jar that I use.

★★★★★ 2
serves 4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For grilled mesquite burgers

  • 1 lb
    ground sirloin (or ground lean beef)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    mesquite seasoning (i used mccormick grill mates) - see below for homemade version if you can't find it in stores
  • 4 slice
    cheddar cheese (or american cheese)
  • 1/2 md
    red onion, cut into 4 thin slices
  • 4
    hamburger buns
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    mesquite seasoning
  • 4
    lettuce leaves (i prefer romaine, but iceberg works ok)
  • crisp-cooked bacon
  • tomato slices
  • sliced pickles
  • 1 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    smoked paprika (or chipotle chili powder or ancho chili powder)
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    dried rosemary, chopped finely
  • 1/4 tsp
    dry mustard (mustard powder)

How To Make grilled mesquite burgers

  • 1
    Preheat outdoor grill to medium heat. Grease the grill grates well with oil.
  • 2
    Mix ground beef and 1 tablespoon of the Mesquite Seasoning in medium bowl until well blended. Shape into 4 patties.
  • 3
    Grill the patties over medium grill heat for 5 to 7 minutes per side or until burgers are cooked throughout and internal temperature reaches 160°F.
  • 4
    Grill onion slices for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until the white part is very lightly browned.
  • 5
    About 1 minute before removing patties from grill, top each patty with a slice of cheese and let cheese melt slightly for about 1 minute.
  • 6
    Toast each of the bun halves on the grill for about 30 seconds or until lightly toasted.
  • 7
    In a small bowl, stir together the ketchup, mayonnaise and 1/2 teaspoon Mesquite Seasoning.
  • 8
    Spread a bit of the seasoned mayo on each bun half. Place a grilled patty on each bottom bun. Top each patty with some onion slices and a lettuce leaf. Add any other burger toppings of your choice (pickles, tomato, bacon, etc). Add top bun, and serve immediately while still hot.

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