Who doesn’t enjoy a great summer burger cookout? With Independence Day coming up tomorrow, many of us will gather around the grill with our family and friends to celebrate our great country and independence. Isle of Capri Casino Hotel Boonville executive chef Mike McKay shares this simple but tasty burger recipe that features delicious central-Missouri ingredients. Enjoy!
4th of July Burgers
3 pounds 80/20 ground chuck, Missouri Legacy Beef
1 pound ground pork, Patchwork Family Farms
1 pound ground veal
5 cloves of garlic, crushed
3 eggs, Stanton Brothers Farms
4 teaspoons crushed black pepper
3 tablespoons sea salt
Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl. Mix meats and seasoning well. Weigh out 8 ounce portions of the burger mix. Form into patty shapes approximately 4 inches in diameter and 1 inch thick. Make an indentation with your thumb in the middle of each burger patty. This indentation will help the burgers cook evenly.
Grill over medium coals for four minutes on each side, turning only once. Serve with your favorite burger garnish and grilled corn cob.