Feasty Bodacious Burgers

Feasty Bodacious Burgers

From Chefs Jon Mayer and Jim Stump (the Feasty Boys)

The “Feasty Boys” have been called the bachelor’s answer to Martha Stewart, so who better to share tips on cooking the best barbecue for a summer weekend.

3 lbs. ground beef
1 cup yellow onion, chopped
1 cup bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup cooked bacon, chopped
1 raw egg, gently whisked
1 tsp. granulated salt
1 tsp. ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

In a medium-sized bowl, combine ground beef, onion, peppers, bacon and

In a separate small dish, gently whisk egg, breaking the yolk and mixing.
Pour raw egg over meat mixture.

Gently mix the ingredients together. When thoroughly mixed, form into fairly
loosely packed patties.

Place burgers on grill and cook approximately 10 to 12 minutes, flipping
every four minutes until an internal temperature of 135 to 140°F is
achieved. At this point, apply cheese if desired and allow to melt.

Remove burgers from grill and allow to cool for approximately five minutes.
(This allows all the juices to gradually settle into the burger for enhanced
taste.) Place burger on toasted bun and top with your favorite condiments.

Feasty Tip: Tired of those same ol’ dried out burgers that look like a
hockey puck on a bun? Try adding a raw egg, chopped bacon, onion and peppers to the mix. Better yet, add your seasoning to the meat before molding your patties. This accomplishes the following:

Seasoning beforehand will guarantee flavor throughout as opposed to just on
the outside; egg will help burger retain shape; bacon, onion and peppers
only intensify the flavor while adding moistness to burger.

Hit with a small pat of butter when cooked to desired temperature just like
you would do with a quality steak. And whatever you do, don’t press the
burgers while cooking!