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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Grilled Hamburgers and Swiss Cheese


1 pound ground beef
1/4 cup catsup
1 tablespoon instant minced onion
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup salad oil
1/2 teaspoon dill weed
2 medium red onions, thinly sliced
8 rye buns, or your favorite variety of buns
sliced Swiss cheese( optional)


1. In large bowl, mix meat, catsup, instant minced onion, salt, pepper, celery seed, and garlic powder. Shape mixture into 16 thin patties; chill. Mix vinegar, oil, and dill weed. Place onion slices in shallow glass dish.

2. Pour vinegar mixture over onions. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

3. Wrap buns in a single thickness heavy duty aluminum foil. Place on grill 4 inches from medium hot coals. Heat 20 minutes, turning occasionally.

4. Remove onions from marinade; reserve marinade.

5. Place hamburgers on grill 4 inches from medium hot coals. Cook 5 minutes on each side or until done, brushing frequently with reserved marinade.

6. To serve, place 1 hamburger patty on bottom of warm bun; top with onions, a slice of Swiss cheese(optional), a second patty and top of bun. Makes 8 servings.