Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Outside-In Burgers

After the Peachtree Road Race, Alex and I had some close friends over for some fun in the sun and a cookout.  Our pool time was cut short by a rain shower, but we still had a great day celebrating. 

The Johnson Family

Mary and Mark

Brody playing in the puddle after the rain

"Yum!  Cupcake!"

"That's good!"


"Alex, I am tired and don't want to play games."
These burgers were easy to make and are now my favorite!  Don't pass on making this fun ketchup.  It adds a great kick!
Outside-In Burgers with Adobo Ketchup
Source:  Adapted from Food Network


Adobo Ketchup:

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups ketchup


  • 1 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 3/4 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • buns


Adobo Ketchup:
Mix all ingredients together and set aside.
Preheat the grill to medium-high.
In a bowl, combine the cheddar cheese and onions. Set aside until ready to use.
Mix together the ground beef, pepper, salt, garlic, oregano, cumin and egg until thoroughly combined, but not overworked. Form into 4 equal-sized balls. Flatten out each ball to 1/4-inch thick and put two tablespoons of the onion and Cheddar mixture in the middle. Fold the burger meat over the onion and Cheddar, Enclosing it securely in the middle of the meat and form it back into a ball. Flatten into 3/4-inch thick burger patties. Grill for 5 to 6 minutes turning only once.
Toast the buns on the grill over indirect heat. Add the burgers to the buns and serve with the ketchup.


  1. This burger looks so good Samantha! I will definitely have to try this soon!

  2. Those burgers were deliscious!!! Great job on them! Love the pics too ;)