I’m not one to turn down a food-related challenge. And having these waiting on us when we got home this weekend gave us the perfect excuse to grill Saturday night.
I think we’ve perfected our Ultimate Summer Burger!
Nick mixed up the burgers while I prepped the toppings.
- 1 lb. Laura’s Lean Ground Beef
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1-2 Tbsp Worchestershire Sauce
- 1/4 cup raw oatmeal
- 1-2 Tbsp chili powder (ancho, if you can find it)
- 1.5 tsp garlic powder
- 1.5 tsp smoked paprika
Mix together, form into 4 patties, make a finger indent in the middle of each one and let rest on a plate until ready to grill.
While Nick manned the grill, I got out the toppings:
- local lettuce
- heirloom tomato (from our own garden!)
- sliced red onion
- sliced avocado
and the KEY topping that made these burgers: cilantro mayo.
For the mayo, I just mixed 1-2 Tbsp of olive oil mayo with 1 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro.
The fresh cilantro added just the right summery punch! The burgers were cooked perfectly and brimming with smokiness from the grill, chili powder, and smoked paprika. Both the avocado and tomato kept the flavors bright, and the sweet bite of the red onion tied everything together.
I wish I had another one.
What would YOUR ultimate grilled summer sandwich be?