Monday, June 14, 2010

BBQ Burgers anyone?

Ryan made these a couple of weeks ago when we had friends over for a BBQ - and he made them again over the weekend, they are SO good!

1 pound of lean ground beef (makes 4-5 patties) - we use organic ground beef, it tastes amazing and is healthier for us
BBQ Sauce (sugar free kinds are available, but I've found that 1 tbsp. of Jack Daniels Original works for me!) Ryan uses Sweet Baby Ray's for his
Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns
Sliced Cheese - we prefer Colby jack on ours - about 1 oz. per burger
Optional: Ring of Pineapple

Make hamburger up into 4 or 5 patties.  Coat each burger with a layer of BBQ sauce before putting them on the grill.  Grill for 6-8 minutes, flipping until done.  With 1 minute of grill time remaining - layer the cheese on top of the burgers to melt it before serving.  Serve on a whole wheat bun (I use 1/2 a bun and just do it for looks.  On average I eat 2-3 bites of bun) with 1/2 tbsp. of BBQ sauce for dipping.  Ryan has his with the full bun - a lot more BBQ sauce and a ring of pineapple to make it a "Hawaiian Burger".  We also had no-sugar added pears and Ryan had Bush's Baked Beans.  They are delicious and pretty much indicate that summer has arrived at our house!

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