We fired up our grill for the first time this season over the weekend and it was glorious. Forget about the fact that it was raining out and not exactly nice weather. But it’s okay, we still had fun. We actually don’t mind grilling when it’s colder outside, but we just haven’t had much time lately. This weekend was our first opportunity. And we obviously had to start the grilling season off right with an awesome burger.
I had a little bit of homemade peanut sauce leftover after using it in a few recipes and since I’m slightly obsessed with the stuff I decided it just had to be used with our meal. And that’s where these burgers with peanut sauce came in. I slathered a good amount of the sauce on top of the burger and then just in case had a little dish for dipping. Obviously. It pairs amazingly well with the pineapple, and the red onion and cucumber add a little more freshness. Leading to pure burger goodness.
I’ll take another one please.
- 1 ¼ pounds ground sirloin
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped yellow onion
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 2 tablespoons peanut sauce
- 4 hamburger buns
- additional peanut sauce (about ⅓ cup)
- 4 pineapple slices
- thinly sliced red onion
- thinly sliced cucumber
- To make the burgers - in a medium bowl, add the ground sirloin, chopped onion, garlic, salt, pepper and 2 tablespoons peanut sauce. Mix until combined (don’t overwork the meat). Form into 4 equal sized patties.
- Light up a grill (charcoal or gas) over medium high heat. When ready, cook the burgers for about 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until they are done to your liking.
- To serve, place a hamburger on a bun. Top with your desired amount of peanut sauce, a slice of pineapple, and some red onion and cucumber. Serve immediately.
Burger base adapted from Williams and Sonoma.