Monday, July 31, 2006

Terrific Teriyaki Burgers


1 1/2 cups soft bread crumbs
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
Dash ground ginger
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
6 hamburger buns, split and toasted
Sliced cucumbers (optional)
Lettuce leaves (optional)

Preparation Method

  1. Stir together the soft bread crumbs, onion, water, sugar, soy sauce, garlic, and ground ginger in a large mixing bowl. Add the ground beef and mix well. Shape the meat mixture into six 3/4-inch-thick patties.
  2. For a charcoal grill, place patties on the grill rack directly over medium coals. Grill, uncovered, for 15 to 18 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the side of a patty registers 160 degrees F, turning once.
  3. For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place patties on the grill rack; cover and grill as above.
  4. Serve burgers in buns topped, if desired, with sliced cucumbers and lettuce.

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