Grilled All-American Burgers
1 clove garlic, minced, or 2 Tablespoons finely chopped onion
2 Tablespoons catsup
1 Tablespoon steak sauce
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon cooking oil
Few dashes bottled hot pepper sauce
1 pound lean ground beef
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 hamburger buns
American cheese slices (optional)
Lettuce leaves (optional)
Tomato slices (optional)
Red onion slices (optional)
Pickle slices (optional)
1 teaspoon vinegar
For sauce, in a small saucepan combine garlic or onion, catsup, steak sauce, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, cooking oil, and hot pepper sauce.
Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat; set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl combine ground beef, salt, and pepper; mix well. Shape meat mixture into four 3/4-inch-thick patties.
Grill meat on the grill rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 14 to 18 minutes or until no pink remains, turning once halfway through grilling time and brushing frequently with sauce.
To serve, split and toast the buns on the grill. Serve patties in buns with cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, and pickle, if desired.