While grilling season may seem like it’s winding down or at a complete dead halt here in Chicago (we got a sudden cold spell), the weather usually takes a turn upwards again and we get a streak of a couple of hot (or at least some very warm days) where everyone wants to grill something. This recipe is the perfect quick fix to that juicy burger craving I get at least a few times each summer. It’s so simple to make, mainly because you can get the pre-formed Angus Beef Burger patties from Crescent Foods, a quality halal brand that is known for their humanely raise and antibiotic-free poultry products, and simply add your own flavorings to it.


To the burgers, I add steak sauce, salt and pepper- prior to grilling. You can use a grill pan inside, but if you get the chance to make it outdoors, why not?

I even tried my hand at starting the charcoal grill for the first time myself- and it wasn’t as hard as it seemed to me before doing it.

In fact, it’s something I think everyone should learn how to do!


Once the grill is nice and hot and you can pour the hot coals into the grill pit, let the burgers cook for about 7-8 minutes on each side (for a well-done burger). Flip and do the same thing again- add a drizzle of steak sauce, salt and pepper and cook again for 5-7 minutes. (If you don’t have pre-formed patties, simply add the steak sauce, salt and pepper to the burgers then mix up the ground meat and form the patties. You can add a little more steak sauce on top as they cook, just like we’re doing with these). 


I also like to warm up the [wheat] buns on the grill, too. 


I also prefer my own mayo and since it’s easy to make your own, why not do that, too?


 I had a bit of leftover green peppers from the mayo but pickles taste great, too. 


Add some shredded sharp cheddar cheese and a little more steak sauce on top.


So good. Not fussy. Quick to make. Delicious to enjoy. Anyone can do this, even someone who’s just learned how to start a charcoal grill…

Angus Beef Burger with Cheese
  1. 1 package Crescent Foods Angus Beef Burger
  2. 2-4 tablespoons steak sauce
  3. Salt, to taste (about 1/2 teaspoon, total)
  4. Freshly ground black pepper, to taste (about 1/4 teaspoon total)
  1. To each raw pre-formed beef patty, drizzle steak sauce over each one when it is placed on the grill.
  2. Sprinkle salt and pepper on piece, too. Cook over direct heat for 5-8 minutes. Flip and drizzle again with steak sauce, salt and pepper. Cook for another 5-7 minutes.
  3. Remove from grill and serve patties on whole wheat buns mayo, cheese and extra condiments, if desired.
My Halal Kitchen by Yvonne Maffei https://myhalalkitchen.com/
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