I have never been to White Castle to try those famous mini burgers I have heard so much about and maybe that is a good thing. Sometimes the myth is greater than the legend and the legend is grander that the facts. Sliders have been sweeping the cooking shows and magazines for a while now and I have yet to try one of those either.
Not to encroach upon the Sliders phenomenon but these English muffin sized burgers grilled on my new Island Grillstone were packed with great flavor! This was greatly due to the piles of goodies placed on top of the burgers when I assembled them. Avocado, smoked mozzarella cheese, lettuce and tomato to tower over a burger larger than a hand span defying the odds of easy eating, having to smash it down in order to consume the tasty morsel.
Everyone has an opinion on the type, grade, blend and fat ratio; so many opinions can make my head spin. I prefer to select a 15% fat ratio from a prime cut of beef. Now before the hackles rise and the war begins over my declaration, I want to add that I prefer to taste the beef as opposed to the taste of fat. IMHO a 20 – 30% fat ratio is too greasy for my personal taste and waters down the taste of the beef. Why am I making this statement? For the simple reason that the English muffin burgers recipe below is slightly different from the one I cooked. This new recipe recommends a leaner cut of beef, a recommended 15% or even better try buffalo or beefalo. It is just my current rant … but I am sticking to it!
Here is the recipe for my English muffin burgers cooked on the Island Grillstone:
|English Muffin Burgers on the Island Grillstone||
- 1 pd ground U.S. Prime select beef or Buffalo 15% fat
- 4 tbls of your favorite dry rub
- 2 tsp A1 sauce
- 6 slices of smoked monzarella cheese
- 1 large onion sliced
- 1 avocado sliced
- 2 Roma tomatoes sliced
- 6 leaves of red lettuce
- 6 English muffins
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 Island Grillstone
- 350 degree grill – gas or charcoal
- Pre-heat your Island Grillstone following manufactuer instructions
- Mix hamburger and A1 sauce together in bowl
- Coat both sides of the hamburgers with the your rub
- Divide hamburgers into 6 patties the size of an English muffin
- Press down in the center half of the hamburger patties to even out the rising
- Oil Island Grillstone
- Place sliced onions on stone to grill and toss as they cook
- When onions are half way done add hamburgers flipping only once
- After flipping the burgers, placed cheese over each one
- Cook onions and hamburgers are done to your personal preference. 140 – 145 degrees is about medium for the burgers. The rub should have created a nice crust!
- Remove onions and burgers to rest
- Add English muffins and toast on the Island Grillstone
- Assemble English muffin burgers with a sauce of your choice
- I served mine with seasoned fries baked on the grill at the same time!
Let me know how your English muffin burgers turn out!
Our grillstone was supplied by our sponsor Island Grillstone.
For the complete set of photo’s from this recipe: Cooking Outdoors Flickr