Grillin’ and Chillin’

It's that time of year again to celebrate our great country's birthday!! Abby below has listed a great and delicious recipe for amazing burgers that you should try this Fourth of July. Hope your dad is full of fun!  Summer time is the number one break most looked forward by kids during the school year. It also happens to be many parents favorite time of year as well, especially dads. Summer time brings beautiful weather, family vacations, and more time spent together. It also bring with it the opportunity to break out the grill and allow for some delicious awesome food to be shared during a pool part with friends. Grilling can be done for a special occasion or just for a yummy dinner anytime! 

No matter what you're craving, here is a terrific grilling idea brought to you by "Grillin' and Chillin'" for an appetizing homecooked burger. 

Grilled Burgers with Meyer Lemon Butter
reciped by: Steven Raichlen & Francine Marokian

  • 6 tbsp (3/4 stick) butter
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 tbsp finely grate Meyer lemon peel
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef (15% fat)
  • Vegetable oil (for brushing)
  • 4 sesame seed hamburger buns
  • 1 large tomato, thinly crosswise
  • 1 bunch arugula 

Mix butter, all herbs, lemon peel, and lemon juice in small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Measure 1/3 cup herb butter, transfer to sheet of plastic wrap (reserve remaining butter in bowl for spreading on buns). Using plastic wrap as aid, form butter into 3-inch long log; wrap plastic around to seal. Freeze until firm, about 30 minutes. Cut crosswise into 4 rounds. Flatten into 2-in diameter disks. 

Divide meat into 4 equal pieces. Using damp hands, form each piece into ball. Using thumb, make deep wide indentation in center of each ball. Press 1 lemon-butter round flatly into indentation, then press meat securely over butter to enclose. Flatten each burger into 3 1/2-inch-diameter patty, leaving butter rounds horizontally in center of each burger. DO AHEAD Herb butter and burgers can be made 6 hours ahead. Place burgers on baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap, and chill. Cover and chill herb butter in bowl; bring to room temperature before continuing.
 
Brush barbecue rack with oil. Prepare barbecue (high heat). Sprinkle both sides of burgers with salt and pepper. Spread remaining butter over cut sides of buns. Grill burgers until cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes per side. Grill buns until slightly charred, about 1 minute per side.
 
Place burgers on bun bottoms. Top with tomato slices and arugula leaves. Cover with bun tops and serve.

Hope you enjoy and Happy Fourth of July! 

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