The first recipe I ever posted for No Limit Cooking was my Weber Grill Salmon and Burger recipe. I’ve grown immensely as a home cook since the initial blog post and think that I’m much better today at taming and controlling the fire and managing the heat on the Weber grill. I started going through some of the older recipes on No Limit Cooking and have been updating a few things here and there, but for the Weber burger recipe, I wanted to dedicate a brand new post for a few techniques and tweaks I’ve picked up over the past few years to share with all of you.
When I started grilling burgers at home, I always thought that more was better. I used to make 1/2 pound to 1 pound burgers for everyone and overloaded each burger with tons of toppings. Everyone in my family found themselves so stuffed and feeling gross after eating the juicy burgers…they always wished that the burgers were smaller.
I experimented with cooking burgers at different weights and finally found the perfect size for the family… 1/3 pound for adults and 1/4 pound for the kids. I weigh the ground chuck on a food scale to get the precise weight on each burger patty so all the burgers can be consistent. These days, less is more for the family and I am able to focus more on adding quality ingredients and delicious toppings to go with the burgers..like better quality ground chuck beef, fancy brioche buns, and fresh produce.
This is my take on the classic cheeseburger. The flavors and toppings are similar and tasty as my favorite cheeseburger from In-n-Out Burgers, but slightly bigger.
1 pound 80/20 ground chuck, separated into 3-1/3 pound burgers
3 hamburger buns, lightly toasted
crushed black pepper
butter lettuce, 3 pieces
American cheese, 3 slices
1 medium tomato, cut into 6 slices
pickles, 9 slices
Grilled Onions Ingredients:
2 large sweet onions, diced
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt
Burger Sauce Ingredients:
1/4 cup Best Food mayonnaise
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 teaspoon sweet relish
1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Feel free to substitute whatever bun or burger toppings you like.
- 80/20 means 80% lean and 20% fat. This is the best ratio for burgers.
- Do not overwork the ground patties
- Only flip burger patties once during grilling to allow the crust to form