Nothing says summer quite like the sound of real beef sizzling on the grill, and there’s no better time to enjoy a juicy burger than this summer. Check out some recipes and tips for a delicious beef burger.
At Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. we’re always learning new insights about consumers’ love affair for all things beef. Registered dietitian and PhD in Nutrition Science, Shalene McNeill provides tips on how to "Beef Up" your burger this summer using fruits and veggies.
Set grill to medium and let heat for a minimum of 10 minutes if using gas or until coals turn white if using charcoal. Form patties and season liberally with salt and pepper. Place a dimple in the center of the burger patty to minimize shrinking and optimize cooking.
Place burgers on the grill and cook approximately 4 to 5 minutes, depending on size and thickness. Flip burger and grill an additional 4 to 5 minutes or until the center of the burger reaches an internal temperature of 160°F.
Avoid pressing down on burgers and only flip burgers once during cooking.
Real beef burgers present a unique way to help make every bite count. There's an unlimited array of options to boost nutrition and flavor in beef burgers by incorporating tasty toppings like fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
Pair with sides like roasted potatoes, juicy watermelon or sweet corn
Top with flavorful fruit such as pineapple, mango and tomatoes
Add layers of crunchy, vibrant vegetables, such as spinach, carrot slaw and red peppers
Add low-fat cheese, avocado or hummus for extra creaminess
As long as it’s a beef burger, you really can’t go wrong. Create a “Burger Board” with a variety of toppings, buns and condiments that allows you and your guests to get creative. Mix up the toppings, try different combinations or get inspired by others, the possibilities are truly endless. Here are some of our all-time favorites: