Burger Recipe Utilizing Smoked Salt

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Have you ever wanted to get that smoked flavor into your burger but never knew a proper method of actually doing it? Well, we have the perfect solution! Through the use of smoked salt, your burgers can have that touch of smoked-flavor without actually having to figure out a practical method of performing it.

The difficulty in getting a smoked-flavor burger is due to the simple fact you can’t keep a burger on the grill long enough using wood chips without burning the burger to a crisp. Also, you could end up getting too much smoky flavor cooked into your burger if you’re not extremely careful. So, smoked salt will allow you to get that smoked flavor without the time consuming wood chip method.

Another, as a last resort, method of getting that smoked flavoring into your burger is through liquid smoke. Liquid smoke is something we do not recommend using. Simply put, liquid smoke contains various chemicals and additives and just isn’t natural. While you may get that smoked flavor, you’re also ingesting a plethora of additives that are not particularly good for you.

With all this in mind, below is a great burger recipe which will add that smoked flavoring to your meal without the hassle of using wood chips and without the additives of liquid smoke:

Traditional Burger with a Touch of Smokiness

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 tablespoons grated white onion
  • 1 ½ pounds ground chuck (80% lean)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons smoked salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns, split

Here’s how to prepare the hamburger patties:

  • In a large bowl gently mix the ground chuck, smoked salt, pepper, and grated onion
  • Create 4 patties of equal size and thickness (approximately ¾ inch thick)
  • Using the back of a spoon, create a shallow indentation ~1 inch wide, essentially making the very center of the burger patties approximately ½ inch thick. By doing so, your patties will cook evenly and this will also prevent them from puffing on the grill.
  • Next, grill the patties over direct high heat and ensure you keep the grill lid closed as much as humanly possible.
  • Grill the patties for 8 – 10 minutes and turn them over only once when the patties will come off the grill grate easily without sticking
  • Next, when the burgers have roughly a minute to cook, toast the buns (cut side down) over direct heat.
  • Now you can apply whatever condiments you would like!

You will be amazed at the effectiveness of smoked salt. Your burger will undoubtedly taste excellent. As the number one provider of everything grilling related in Saudi Arabia and the entire Middle East, you can always count on us for accurate information and incredible recipes.

If you’re ever looking for gourmet provisions such as smoked salt, paprika, or any other type of spice you simply cannot find anywhere else, Backyard is the place to turn to. For all your questions or if you need assistance you can call us anytime at +966.13.845.6798 and we will be more than happy to help. We look forward to hearing from you soon, and happy grilling!