Monday, June 13, 2011

A Great Recipe From the Cookbook

We decided that once a week we would pull a recipe from the Cook Book and give it a whirl.

Babecued Hamburgers with Onion Rings
2lbs lean ground beef
2 tsps. BBQ sauce
1 tsp Dijon Mustard
Cheese slices -optional.
1 egg
1/4 cup corn meal.
1 Large onion (one slice per burger)

We modified this recipe so that it could be use with the middle grill and the lid.
Put 19 Kingsford Charcoal briquettes on the bottom grill of the Volcano. Light them and wait till they are completely white and all the lighter fluid smell is gone. This will take about 15 minutes or so.

Mix BBQ sauce, mustard, egg and cormeal together and add to ground beef. We found it handy to have some surgical glove so that you could knead the ingredients together for better consistency. Make into patties about 1/2 inch thick and 3.5 inches in diameter. Make them all the same size they will all fit on the Middle Grill. (If they are all 3.5 inches, you can get 7 on the grill)

Open the bottom vent to 100%. Place all the burgers on the middle grill. and cover with the lid. Let cook for about 10 min. Turn the burgers and continue cooking. Cook times will vary, but we cooked ours an additional 15 min (with the lid on) and then place the onion and cheese on top.

Since we still had a completely unoccupied top grill we thought.. What can we do? We decided that we could use the Volcano as a double decker cooker and grilled Avocados (Be sure to put some spices on them before you grill them or you will just have hot Avocado.. (not that tasty)

The avocado and pineapple slices all ready for the grill. The limes were to spice up the burgers. I add two different rubs to the avocados. One was a lime cilantro and the other was a garlic herb. They turned out not too bad.

Here is what the finished product looked like.. All the burgers disappeared in about 30 seconds.. They were very tasty.