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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Grilling Beef for Litha

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
There is nothing more iconic then grilling beef. So I have posted below some recipes. Hope you enjoy!

The Perfect Bacon Cheeseburger

If you're going to forget about your doctor's cholesterol warnings and go all out, this cheeseburger made with ground beef will take you back to your childhood. Serve it with all the trimmings -- sliced tomato, onion, lettuce, and ketchup and mustard. Don't forget the pickles!
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • salt and pepper
  • 6 slices of sharp Cheddar cheese
  1. Cook the bacon until it's very crisp, then drain and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Make six hamburger patties from the ground beef. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. Grill over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes. Turn it once halfway through the cooking time.
  4. About a minute before you take the burgers off the grill, put a slice of cheese on each patty and allow the cheese to melt. You can also toast the buns on the grill for a few seconds.
  5. Top with the bacon and let each person build their own burger by adding their favorite toppings.
Herbed Beef Tenderloin

  • 4 beef tenderloin steaks (about 1" thick)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon dried chives
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  1. Combine all the herbs and rub it into both sides of each steak.
  2. Grill directly over medium heat until they are cooked to your preference. Seven minutes will be rare, nine minutes will be medium, and eleven minutes will be well done.
Cheeseburgers are perfect for budding grill chefs, but the steaks are not much harder and would be great for those who are working on their BBQ skills. These are two great beef recipes to get you started.
recipes courtesy of bbqrecipesecrets.com

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