Outdoor grilling tips

  1. With the warm weather here we've pulled out the grill a few times already. Simple stuff, hot dogs, brats, frozen hamburgers. I'm a novice griller so I need all the tips/recipes I can get. I would love to make homemade hamburgers but don't know where to start or how to keep them from falling apart on the grill. Any tips?
  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   gwenith
    Clm is right the secret ingredient is the egg and the flour the added bits are optional. The egg and flour help hold the mince together, Have your grill reasonably hot as well so that you seal the mince.
  4. by   BadBird
    Add 1/2 cup of cold water to your hamburger and they will be juicy, no more dried out hockey pucks.
  5. by   Cynthiann
    I always add in a package or two (depending on how much I'm making) of Lipton Beefy Onion mix. I also season it with a little soy sauce and season salt and/or some garlic salt. You could add a little water but not to much. When I shape them, I first roll it into to a pefect ball and begin flattening it out. I try to round out the ends and make it all even. If you don't it could start splitting towards the middle.
  6. by   jadednurse
    Thanks for the tips guys...I'm getting hungry already!
  7. by   H ynnoD
    Cool,Never could figure out how to keep them from falling apart,except by being very careful.I season mine with just salt,pepper,and garlic salt.Tastes great
  8. by   kids
    OK...so I'm a bad cook...I buy the frozen patties.
    I save the "real" ground beef for Hamburger Helper.
  9. by   nursedawn67
    Originally posted by clm18
    I normally use premium grade mince meat (about 1 kilo, or 2 pounds) and add one medium carrot (grated), one small brown onion, one beated egg and a bit of flour. Mix altogether. When cooking on the grill, don't make the burgers too small or too big, and keep them flat (so that they cook all the way through). YUM! Enjoy with a salad or fresh fruit. Well that's my method

    sounds interesting and yummy!
  10. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by jadednurse
    Thanks for the tips guys...I'm getting hungry already!
    Me too

    Great tips on this thread
  11. by   jadednurse
    Hooray! I made the burgers today. Yummy. I used 1 lb ground round sirloin, added 1 egg, a little flour 1/4 cup cold water, Lipton onion soup mix, garlic powder, Mrs. Dash mesquite seasoning, ground pepper, chili powder and a splash of A1 steak sauce....yum!
  12. by   nursechris1
    I found a great recipe for kabobs. You can use any meat, cut up into bitesize pieces.1 med grn pepper (or yello or red), 8 lg mushrooms. marinade in 2 tbsp veg oil, 1tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp water, 2 tsp dijon mustard, 1 tsp honey, 1/2 tsp oregano, 1/4 tsp pepper. I usually add sliced tomatoes, zucchini, or whatever veggies you want. Thread onto skewers, and cook on the grill.
  13. by   jadednurse
    Cool nursechris, I was planning on tackling shishkabob next! Also have two filet mignon in the freezer. Have no idea how to cook them. They look so thick and I will probably end up burning the outside while the inside will be raw!
  14. by   H ynnoD
    When I was single and in my 20's,filet mignon is all I would Barbeque.Great anyway you cook it.