2-4 pounds lean ground beef
Kosher salt and pepper to taste
Worcestershire sauce to taste
Lettuce and sliced tomatoes
Swiss or sharp cheddar cheese
Plain or cinnamon raisin English muffins, toasted
1/4 stick butter
2 cups cider vinegar
(Optional: 2 tablespoons peanut butter. Be sure no one has allergies.)
2 cups ketchup (we prefer SouthernAirs (R) Bacon Ketchup)
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon celery seeds
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
2 lemons juiced
1/2 teaspoon mild red hot sauce
OR, substitute a SouthernAirs (R) BBQ sauce for all sauce ingredients above, such as Southern Classic, Peach Bourbon, or Apple Hickory.
Make patties from the ground beef, sprinkle them with Kosher salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce on both sides, cover, and let sit for about 30 minutes. Pour the sauce ingredients in a sauce pan, stir, and bring to a boil, then lower the temperature to warm and let simmer slowly for a couple of minutes. Keep warm. Preheat outdoor grill on high. Cook the hamburgers to desired level, add cheese. Remove from grill and baste liberally on both sides with BBQ sauce. Garnish with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and place on toasted English muffins. Serve hot.
SouthernAirs developed some of these recipes, aiming as always for authenticity. Others are on loan from cited friends and relatives, or from authoritative sources with permission.