Grill Family Cow Grass-fed Burgers
Grilling Season is coming up fast and I can hardly wait till the official start on Memorial Day! Or maybe I should say, I didn't wait...
The other evening I decided the season was close enough and got an early start by grilling the delicious burger pictured above.
Our real grass-fed and grass-finished beef burger done on a pellet grill... with yellow cheddar cheese melted over it... and then topped off with organic fixin's.
So here's the "recipe"
I started out with 2 packs of our Regular Ground Beef and formed my own patties. I like them larger than standard 4 oz. size since it's easier to keep thick patties nice and juicy while grilling.
My personal preference on grilling patty size is a whopping 8 oz. so that's what I did here. Feel free to tweak it down to 6 oz. if you want, but then keep in mind that your grilling times may vary from mine.
This is the stage where you may mix in your favorite burger seasonings or beef rub. I kept it simple with just a little pepper now and then salt sprinkled on just before grilling... I like to really taste the flavor of the meat itself.
By the way, I highly recommend our Regular Ground Burger at 80/20 lean to fat ratio. The fat gives it awesome flavor and extra juice so your burger won't be dry even when "well done."
Form the patties with a slight indention in the top since large burgers swell during grilling. We want these to come out looking nice and flat. :)
Optional note: brush burgers lightly with Extra Virgin Olive Oil to add another layer of flavor and keep them from sticking to the grill.
Next step is to fire up your grill.
If you're using a pellet grill you might want to smoke them first like I did. Turn your grill up to 200° and smoke burgers for 15-20 min.
Then take them off the grill and turn it up to 400-500° to prepare for the final sear.
While the grill is heating up, get your cheese sliced. Then it will be all set to melt over your burgers the last minute on the grill.
Now the grill is up to 425° and I'll do these guys for 3 minutes per side to give them a medium rare finish.
Note: Family Cow ground beef is 100% grass-fed/grass-finished and top notch quality the whole way from the pasture to the butcher shop to your table. No "pink slime" anywhere near our ground beef! With our burgers you can feel comfortable grilling to medium, medium-rare or even rare if you wish.
Flip them over and keep grilling until internal temp is about 135° for a medium rare finish. Lay the cheese on top at the last minute and then take your burgers off the grill.
Let the burgers rest for at least 5 minutes so the juices can reabsorb into the fibers of the meat for best flavor.
Then comes the fun part – Stack on your favorite fixin's and prepare for a feast!