Yes, you CAN marinate burgers! What you'll get is a highly flavorful hunk o' meat! NEVER EVER squeeze the juice out of a burger while cooking. First of all, it's against the law in 48 states, but also it leaves your burgers dry. Can't have that now can we?
- 1⁄2 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1⁄2 cup soy sauce
- 3 drops liquid smoke (I prefer the Mesquite flavor, but use it sparingly, as too much will cause a bitter taste.)
- 3 -5 drops sesame oil
- garlic (I use 2 tablespoons)
- cracked black pepper (Lots of it!)
- yellow mustard (enough to make it a nice light brown color)
- Pour over burgers or steaks and let sit in refrigerator for 1 hour. (Roughly the time it takes to watch that Sopranos episode you missed on HBO On Demand) You can even mix a little into the burger while forming patties.
- Cook over hardwood charcoal fire. Grill should be hot enough to sear outside quickly.
Very good flavored burger. The taste reminded me of my favorite steak marinade. I marinated for about 1.5 hours then cooked on a preheated cast iron grill pan on medium high heat for 6 minutes on each side for well done burgers. I will make this again! Thanks for posting Sandi (From CA)
Having never made burgers before, I stumbled upon this on a simple Google search. I will now ALWAYS be using this marinade for burgers. Reading that everyone was saying "it's too salty," I bought Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce, and Low Sodium Worcestershire Sauce. Also added a little bit of water to dilute the marinade a little. Besides that, I followed the recipe exactly and these burgers turned out so rich and juicy (I grilled them on my panini maker/faux-George Foreman Indoor Grill). Thanks for posting this! A ! Will recommend this recipe to anyone and everyone!
I used this for some burgers, for a party me and my wife had for college football this weekend. I stuffed cheese in the burgers to and grilled them. Everyone at the party loved them.. great recipe!!