Bring Your Menu To The Next Level With These Cheesy Burger Recipes

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Are you looking for a way to improve the menu at your bar and grill-style restaurant? Burgers take center stage at this type of establishment, so if you can manage to add a couple of delicious burgers to your menu, your customers will be pleased. Here's a look at two simple burger recipes that cheese lovers will order time and time again. Each recipe is made ahead, stored in the cooler, and then shaped into burgers and cooked per order.

Feta and Garlic Burgers

These burgers are reminiscent of Greek-style food. The bold flavors of feta cheese and garlic come together nicely and provide enough punch that you don't really need to top this burger with anything more than lettuce and tomato.

Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds 80% lean ground beef
  • 8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

Directions:

Gently mix the ingredients together, and store them in a covered, cooler-safe container. When a customer orders a burger, scoop approximately 1/3 pound of the mixture out of the container. Shape it into a patty, and grill it on the flat top for approximately 4 minutes per side. Do not store this burger mix for more than a day. It should make about 10 burgers.

Cheddar and Olive Burgers

Olive lovers will delight in these tasty, juicy burgers. Liquid smoke gives them a touch of real grill flavor, and sharp cheddar cheese pairs deliciously with the black olives.

Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds 80% lean ground beef
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sliced black olives, drained and patted dry

Directions:

Combine all of the ingredients, except for the olives, and stir them gently until combined. You cannot add the olives at this time, or they will become soggy as the mixture sits in the cooler. Store the burger mixture in a covered container in the cooler. As with the previous recipe, do not let the mixture sit in the cooler for longer than 1 day.

When a customer places an order, take approximately 1/3 cup of the mix. Add 2 tablespoons of sliced olives, and shape the mix into a burger patty. Grill for about 4 minutes per side on a flat top grill, and then serve. For more ideas, seek out other bars' menus, such as Mugshots Burger N' Brew.

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