If you want to add a little zip to your hamburgers and cut down on the condiment mess, try this beef mixture. My husband is a good grill chef, and these are quick and easy; we enjoyed them with a chopped salad with Honey French Dressing and my version of pineapple ambrosia, a combination of fresh or canned pineapple chunks, some maraschino cherries and a sprinkle of coconut. I had homemade Whole Wheat Mustard Buns; one of our favorite bun recipes, in the freezer; I make them up to have on hand just for the grilling season.
1 ½ pounds lean ground beef
3 tablespoons Ketchup -- or chili sauce
3 tablespoons dill pickle relish -- drained
1 ½ tablespoons spicy brown mustard
¼ Teaspoon salt
¼ Teaspoon pepper
6 slices American Cheese Slices -- (3/4-ounce each)
6 Hamburger Buns
Lettuce Leaves -- optional
Heat gas grill to medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white.
Combine all burger ingredients in bowl; mix gently to combine. Form into 6 burger patties, about 4 1/2 ounces each.
Place burgers onto grill. Grill, turning once, 5-10 minutes, as desired. Top each burger with a slice of cheese; continue grilling until cheese is slightly melted.
Place lettuce onto bottom half of buns, if desired. Top with burgers and top half of bun.
Yield: "6 sandwiches"