Total time: 20 mins
- 1 pound of grass-fed beef (80/20)
- Hamburger buns of your choice
- 4 slices of white, aged cheddar
- 2 tbsp salt and fresh ground pepper
- 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
- Lettuce leaves, sliced tomato, and onion for topping
Special Sauce Ingredients:
- ¼ cup of organic mayonnaise
- 1 tsp organic yellow mustard
- 1 ½ tsp organic chili sauce
- ¼ tsp of paprika
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp onion powder
- If you have a charcoal grill and chimney starter, remove the top grate of your grill for food and place your chimney inside the grill.
- Fill your chimney with hardwood charcoal all the way to the top.
- Slide a piece of paper beneath the chimney and light the paper using a match or small lighter through the hole at the bottom.
- Wait till charcoal is hot and ready. You’ll know it’s ready when the charcoal starts showing shades of grey.
- Pour your charcoal into the grill and adjust your grill openings to rise into a medium heat of about 250-300 F.
- In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, mustard, chili sauce, paprika, garlic, and onion powder. Stir until everything is well mixed.
- Divide your beef into 4 patties. If you purchased 1 pound of beef and split them somewhat easily into 4, each patty will become a ¼ pound burger. You can split it into 8 patties for smaller portions, but remember to double your bun count if you do so.
- Brush olive oil on both sides of the beef patties and coat them lightly with salt and pepper.
- Place patties on grill and cook until browned on the bottom side. You can check on the patties by tilting them with a spatula or tong, but be careful not to do this too soon, or the burger might bend or break.
- Once they are browned, flip only once (do not press down).
- While the meat is cooking, place buns on the grill. If you have a two-tier grill, place it on the top tier to avoid direct heat. Let them sit flat side down until they’re crispy and warm. This usually does not take longer than 2 minutes.
- Remove buns and place them on a plate flat side up.
- Spread sauce across the bottom halves of the buns.
- Once the bottom of the patties are brown, remove them from the grill and place each patty over sauced bottom half of the bun.
- Place veggies on top of the patties and then place the top half of the buns over the veggies.
- Serve and enjoy.