Wow. Is it even possible that a burger can look this sexy?! Hahaha. Seriously just look at that sauce dripping down on that juicy patty…YUM! When I sat down to eat these delicious burgers with my family, I didn’t even realize how sky-high mine turned out to be! In my opinion, I love it when my burgers are too big to bite into. For me, when it comes to a good burger, it should mainly focus on what you put in the meat, what kind of sauce you’re adding into it, if you’re using fresh produce, and the type of buns you’re finishing it off with. Also, the presentations shouldn’t look like the type of burger you get at the sloppy McDonald’s (no offense). Instead, it should look like someone actually took time and care into preparing the foods that they make in order to make the consumer happy. Anyways, if y’all are ready for a really nice burger for the weekend, then this pumpkin spiced grilled burger is just for you! Happy Eating~ 🙂
Pumpkin Spiced Grilled Burger
For the Beef Burger Patties
1 lb. ground beef
2 tablespoons finely chopped yellow onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 or 2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
4 Brioche burger buns
Sliced tomato for serving
Caramelized onion (from 1 small onion), for serving
Torn lettuce, basil, or cilantro, for serving
For the Pumpkin Aioli Sauce
1/4 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin spice
1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat. In a large bowl, mix together the beef, yellow onion, garlic, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Form the mixture into 4 patties, each about ¾-inch thick with an indentation in the center.
- Grill the hamburgers directly over medium-high heat, turning once, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Check for doneness by cutting into a hamburger near the center or testing with an instant-read thermometer. For a well done burger, no pink should show on the inside, and the internal temperature should register at least 160°F on an instant-read thermometer.
- During the last 2 to 3 minutes of cooking, toast the hamburger buns, cut side down, on the grill. Serve the hamburgers on burger buns with toppings and condiments as desired.
- For the pumpkin aioli sauce, in a small bowl, stir together mayonnaise, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, and vinegar until fully incorporated. Add it into your burger and enjoy!
Adapted from Williams Sonoma