All – American Backyard Burger
5 pounds ground chuck (at least 80% lean)
3 cups finely chopped spinach (optional)
1 cup chopped sweet onion
3 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
freshly ground black pepper
vegebtable oil for the grill
12 cheese slices (American, Monterey, Jack, pepper jack)
12 hamburger buns
Apple-wood smoked bacon lices cooked and halved
green leaf lettuce leaves
white onion slices
dill or sweet and spicy sliced pickles ( I like Wickles Pickles brand)
1. Preheat the grill to medium-high. in large bowl, mix the bround beef, spinach, onion, Worcestershire Sauce, and 3 tablespoons of salt and pepper
2. divide the meat equally into 12 portions and form into patties about 1 inch thick. Season both sides of patties lightly with salt and pepper.
3. Lightly brush the grill grates with vegetable oil and place patties on the grates. grill the patties for 4 to 5 minutes, then flip and grill 4 minutes more for medium. Place a slice of cheese on top of the patties and grill for an additional 1 minute, or until melted. Toast the buns (if desired), cut sides down, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until lightly toasted.
4. serve burgers with desrired toppings.