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Cooking hamburgers on a Foreman grill is a fast way to make a good tasting and a healthier hamburger. The fascinating thing about the grill is that it basically grills the fat right out of the hamburger. But, if not careful this can lead to a dried out, over cooked hamburger. With proper preparation and a good recipe hamburgers cooked on the Foreman grill can be tasty, fast and healthy.
One of my favorite recipes for grilling hamburgers is more of an onion burger. This cooks up real nice on the grill and has a great taste.
Mix all of the ingredients together making sure that the hamburgers are not handled too much. The more that the meat is handled the more crumbly it will be.
Make patties out of the hamburger mixture by forming a ball of the beef mixture, by pressing the mixture into the palm of the hand using the heel of the palm to form a patty. A good size for the raw hamburger patty weighs about four ounces and is about 1/2 inch thick. If the thickness of the hamburger is too thick the hamburger just doesn't cook well on the Foreman and if it is too thin the hamburger runs the risk of being too dry.
Plug the Foreman grill in. When the light goes off the grill is ready for the meat to be placed onto the grill plates. If the meat is placed onto a cold Foreman grill the meat will get sticky and hard to remove when finished cooking. Now is a good time to place the grease tray under the lip of the grill.
After placing the meat onto the grill watch the grease tray carefully, when cooking hamburgers there tends to be a lot of grease the drips off the grill plates into the tray. There has been a time or two that when I have grilled hamburger that the tray will overflow with grease. If using a lower quality of hamburger that has more fat in it, there will be more grease drippings, which may end up all over the counter if not watched and removed when necessary.
One of the nice things about using the Foreman grill is that you do not have to turn the meat over. Because of the design of the grill it cooks both sides at once. This also helps to cook faster than grilling other types of grilling. When grilling hamburgers on the grill it should only take about five minutes for the hamburger to be cooked, depending on how thick the burger is.
When the hamburger is done remove the hamburger and place it on a plate. Before sitting down to enjoy that tasty hamburger take just a minute and prepare the grill for cleanup. You will save time by doing these few little tricks now. Take the scrapper (that came with the Foreman grill) and scrape off the hamburger residue that is left on the Foreman grill. Take two or three sheets of paper towels and dampen them with water. Place the sheets onto the grill and close the grill.
After eating, take the damp paper towels and wipe off the grill plates. The grill is now ready for an easy cleanup.