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GTG-Presiden't Day Celebration

Updated: 6 days ago

What's more American than making the perfect Burgers for President's Day...


good thyme gal blog GTG-Presiden't Day Celebration

In the last 12 years, America has had some pretty colorful Heads of State. When put up against others I am sure they will leave a lasting impression on our country's hearts and culture. 

Presidents Day is a day for all Americans to acknowledge and reflect the Presidents of the United States. It is a celebration to honor all those who served as presidents of the United States, since 1879. The day itself, is celebrated on The very first President George Washington's birthday, Our very first President.


What better way to celebrate this holiday than with one of the most American Dishes of them all? Hamburgers!

This President's Day edition, I am giving you four special hamburger recipes I am sure will liven up your BBQ.-GTG

Happy Eating and let me know in the comments how it turned out!



GTG-Presiden't Day Celebration

Delicious Beef Burger Recipe


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Ingredients


  • 2 pounds ground chuck

  • 1 Tablespoon BBQ sauce

  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

  • Salt

  • Pepper


Cooking Directions


  1. Heat grill to HIGH 

  2. In a medium-sized bowl, with a fork, gently combine the first 4 ingredients. 

  3. Season generously with salt and pepper.

  4. Gently form a mixture in four 1-inch thick patties.

  5. Place patties on the hottest part of the grill

  6. Sear until browned (1-2 minutes on each side)

  7. Move Patties to a cooler part of the grill; continue grilling until desired doneness, 4-8 minutes per side. 


Turkey Burger Recipe



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Ingredients


  • 1 1 /2 Pound ground Turkey (92%-93% Lean)

  • 1/2 cup Gouda cheese (finely grated)

  • 4 thinly sliced scallions

  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs

  • 1/4 cup sweet mustard

  • 1 minced Garlic clove

  • Salt 

  • Pepper


Cooking Directions 


  1. Heat grill to HIGH 

  2. In a medium-sized bowl, with a fork, gently combine the first 6 ingredients. 

  3. Season generously with salt and pepper.

  4. Gently form a mixture in four 1-inch thick patties.

  5. Lightly oil grill

  6. Place patties on the hottest part of the grill

  7. Sear until browned (1-2 minutes on each side)

  8. Move Patties to the cooler part of the grill; continue grilling until desired doneness, 5-8 minutes per side. 


Greek Lamb Burgers Recipe


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Ingredients


  • 1 1/2 pound ground lamb

  • 1/2 small onion, minced (1/4 cup)

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried

  • salt and pepper

  • 4 pita breads (6-inch)

  • 2 medium beefsteak tomatoes, sliced for serving 


Tzatziki sauce:


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  • 1/2 English cucumber, peeled, seeded, and grated (3/4 cup)

  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt

  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint

  • 1 small garlic clove, minced

  • salt and pepper


Cooking Directions


  1. Heat grill to HIGH 

  2. Make Tzatziki; In a medium bow combine cucumber, yogurt, lemon juice, mint, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  4. Make burgers. In a medium-sized bowl, with a fork, gently combine the first 4 ingredients. Of Lamb burger. 

  5. Season generously with salt and pepper.

  6. Gently form the mixture into 16 small patties, about 3/4 inch thick. 

  7. Grill until medium-rare, 2-3 minutes per side.

  8. To serve, warm pitas on the grill; halve, and fill with burgers, tzatziki, and tomato sauce. 


Chickpea Burger Recipe


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Ingredients


  • 1 (15 oz) can drained and rinsed chickpeas

  • 4 trimmed scallions

  • 2 slices white sandwich bread

  • 1/3 cup unsalted peanuts or almonds

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger

  • salt and pepper

  • 1 large egg

  • Olive oil

  • wholewheat English muffins

  • lettuce

  • Dijon Mayonnaise


Cooking Directions


  1. Heat grill to HIGH 

  2. In a food processor, gently combine the first 7 ingredients. 

  3. Pulse until roughly chopped.

  4. Remove half the mixture from the bowl.

  5. Add 1 Large egg to the food processor.

  6. Process until smooth.

  7. Add to reserved mixture in bowl; mix well.

  8. Form the mixture into four 3/4-inch thick patties.

  9. Brush each side generously with olive oil; grill until charred, 3-5 minutes per side.

  10. Serve burgers on grilled whole wheat English muffins with lettuce and Dijon mayonnaise.

GTG-Presiden't Day Celebration


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