Burgers with a Secret

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    Burgers with a Secret

    Burgers with a Secret


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    About this recipe: These burgers are absolutely delicious. The secret ingredient is cola! You can't taste it, but it enhances the flavour of these barbecued beef burgers.

    Serves: 6 

    • 1 egg
    • 125ml cola-flavoured fizzy drink, divided
    • 35g Doriano Italian crackers, crushed
    • 6 tablespoons French salad dressing, divided
    • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
    • 675g minced beef

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Preheat a barbecue for high heat. When the barbecue is hot, lightly oil the cooking grate.
    2. In a medium bowl, mix together the egg, 1/2 of the cola, crackers, 2 tablespoons French dressing and Parmesan cheese. Crumble in the minced beef and mix well. Form into 6 balls and pat into 1.75cm thick burgers. Pour the remaining cola and dressing into a small bowl. Mix well.
    3. Grill burgers for about 3 minutes per side. Brush with the dressing and cola, then barbecue for 8 to 10 more minutes, basting occasionally.

    Alternative cooking methods

    You can also cook these burgers under the grill or in a frying pan.

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    This is the exact same recipe that I have for Cola Burgers, and I have to tell you........ they are awesome! However, there are a couple of secrets I will share. Try not to over mix it. And PLEASE be sure to cook the burgers SLOWLY. This keeps them juicy! And if you are lucky enough to have any leftover, they taste just as good the next day! I hope you like them as much as we do!  -  30 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    To avoid the falling-apart problem, allow the meat mixture to sit in the fridge foar about 20 minutes before forming into patties, then let the patties sit in the fridge for at least 15 min before puttin on the grill. Delicious!  -  20 Nov 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    The best burger recipe on this web site (and I have tried at least 4 others). These are by far the most juicy burgers we have ever made. I had 2 people ask for the recipe at our BBQ. I tripled the ingredients that were actually mixed in with the meat for 5 lbs. of ground beef (made 12 good size burgers after cooking). We skipped the brushing the burgers with the dressing and they were still great. I added a pureed medium onion to the ground beef mixture, because we like the onion flavor, but not the onion chunks. I didn't have french dressing so I replaced with ketchup and we still loved them. I will try it with french next time to see if it makes a difference. Thanks, Shay - I have been looking forever for a burger recipe with great flavor that doesn't get dried out.  -  26 Sep 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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