Pepper Jelly Burgers

A great burger doesn’t need a lot of ingredients. You only need a handful of seasonings and good ground meat. The beef you use for burgers does make a difference. The best beef for making hamburger patties is 80% lean and 20% fat ground beef. You need the fat in the meat to make juicy flavorful burgers.

Serves:

4

Total Time:

25 Mins

Ingredients

  • 1lb ground beef
  • 3 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Pepper
  • 4 Slices of Cooper Sharp Cheese
  • 4 Brioche Buns or Pretzel Buns
  • 1 Jar of Pepper Jelly

Instructions

  1. Place your meat in a large bowl.
  2. Add Worcestershire sauce, seasoning salt, garlic powder, and pepper.
  3. Use your hands to mix until well combined.
  4. Divide the meat into 4 parts.
  5. Pat out 4 patties.
  6. Place an indent in the middle of the burger with your thumb.
  7. Grill on each side for 4 minutes.
  8. Turn off grill, place cheese on each patty until melted.
  9. Place patties on desired buns.
  10. Put 1 teaspoon of pepper jelly on each burger.
  11. Serve and enjoy!

Grill your burgers over high heat. Whether you are grilling them outside on a grill or inside on a skillet, the grates/skillet needs to be hot! Do not use your spatula to press down on your burgers while cooking. All the juice you release is meant to stay inside the burgers. Don’t eliminate all that flavor to hear a little sizzle from your grill. Only flip your burger one time! Remove from heat and let your burgers rest for a few minutes before serving. This will cause the juices to redistribute into the meat.

There is nothing better than a juicy and flavorful burger with a side of fries. But this can get boring. There are plenty of side dishes for burgers that the whole family will love! There are so many options that you have never thought of, and here are a few of the best:

  • Homemade potato chips or sweet potato fries.
  • Salads are always a good choice, a creamy broccoli salad, a chilled cucumber salad, a pasta salad or black bean salad.
  • Baked beans.
  • Loaded potato skins,
  • Mac and cheese or
  • Grilled vegetables - asparagus, zucchini, mushrooms or jalapeños are great choices. 

Now that you have the perfect burger and side dishes to choose from, the only thing left to do is try them all!