Grilled Butter Burgers
A double patty hamburger topped with compound butter and served on a toasted buttered bun.
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings
- Category: Entree, Beef
- Method: Grilling
- Cuisine: American
For compound butter:
- 1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
- 1/2 teaspoon finely minced fresh garlic
- 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- Minced flat leaf parsley, optional
- 1 1/2 pounds ground chuck or ground sirloin (I recommend Certified Angus Beef® brand for the best results)
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 4 hamburger buns
- 4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature (to spread on toasted buns)
- 4 slices cheese of choice
- sliced tomatoes
- sliced onions
- condiments of your choice
- Make compound butter by mixing all ingredients together. Cover and refrigerate while getting burgers and grill prepared. This can be made earlier in the day.
- Divide ground beef into 4. Then make 2 very flat patties from each quarter of ground beef (if grilling you may want to make them a bit thicker so you can flip them more easily). Season patties with a sprinkle of kosher salt and pepper.
- Prepare buns by toasting in oven until lightly browned (place directly on oven rack in a 375 degree oven a few minutes until toasted. Watch carefully so they don’t burn). Spread each side with a ½ tablespoon or less of butter. Set aside while grilling burgers.
- Grill, fry or broil your burgers.
- Remove hamburgers to serving tray and to each with ⅛th of the compound butter (1/2 tablespoon).
- Spread bottom buns with condiments of your choice, then add lettuce tomato slice and onions. Add one burger, a slice of cheese, then the second burger. Add top bun and hold tight while eating this massive burger!
For smaller appetites, a single burger is plenty.
The typical butter burger is very flat, but I kept mine thicker to make grilling them easier.