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Kelley Epstein of Mountain Mama Cooks is a blogger, personal chef, wife and mother. She lives in Park City, Utah and enjoys her high-altitude living surrounded by the outdoors. Kelley is not only a fantastic chef, but a fun-loving person who loves butter and mayonnaise as much as we do. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

Mountain Mama Cooks used the @hamiltonbeach Searing Grill to make these awesome Grilled Pineapple Chicken Sandwich Burgers on everydaygoodthinking.com #grillit

Tis the season for grilling and al fresco dining. And as much as I love having dinner on the patio and cooking outside, I detest cooking on our grill. It cooks unevenly, is a bugger to light and don’t get me started on cleaning the darn thing. It’s a hand-me-down, a little on the dated side and never worked very well in the first place. My excitement at checking out the Searing Grill might have been a little over the top but the thought of having a grill that actually worked did just that. What can I say, I’m easily excitable.

Mountain Mama Cooks used the @hamiltonbeach Searing Grill to make these awesome Grilled Pineapple Chicken Sandwich Burgers on everydaygoodthinking.com #grillit

This Searing Grill is the BOMB. No really, it’s the bomb-dot-com. A nonstick grill plate where you can control the temperature and throw it in the dishwasher for cleanup? Be still my grill-loving heart. This thing grills like a boss, offering great grill flavor and makes beautiful searing marks. It didn’t smoke out my house and was an absolute breeze to wipe clean. I’m giddy!

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be on the back porch with a glass of wine, enjoying my sandwich and feeling every bit like the grill maven I now am.

Mountain Mama Cooks used the @hamiltonbeach Searing Grill to make these awesome Grilled Pineapple Chicken Sandwich Burgers on everydaygoodthinking.com #grillit


Grilled Teriyaki and Pineapple Burgers with Spicy Lime Aioli
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
3 (2-3 lbs.) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup teriyaki sauce, divided
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon garlic chili sauce
Zest of 1/2 lime
1 pineapple, skin removed, cored and cut into 1/4-inch slices
6 deli slices of provolone cheese
Romaine leaves
6 sliced buns
Instructions
Prepare Searing Grill by preheating it to 400 for 10 minutes.
Cut chicken breasts in half lengthwise and marinate in 3/4 cup teriyaki sauce for 2-3 hours.
Prepare the aioli by mixing together mayonnaise, garlic chili sauce and lime zest.
Grill pineapple slices, with the lid open, for 2-3 minutes per side, or just long enough to get grill marks and heat the pineapple through.
Next, turn the grill to SEAR and wait for Ready light to come on. Grill the chicken with the lid open for 3-5 minutes per side, or until chicken is cooked through.
Top each chicken breast with a slice of provolone and close the lid for 1 minute, or until the cheese is melted.
Spread a thin layer of aioli on each slice of bun and top with romaine lettuce, grilled chicken and a slice of pineapple.
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The high temperature of the Searing Grill makes it possible to get outdoor flavor indoors. Plus, the hood, grill plate and tray are removable and dishwasher-safe, making cleanup a breeze.

 

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Spicy Turkey Burger with Avocado Shallot Relish on the Searing Grill - from everydaygoodthinking.com @hamiltonbeach #grillit

After a long, hard winter and a cold, rainy spring, we’re all welcoming summer with open arms. With the warmer weather comes a desire to grill, eat lighter and enjoy a cold one with the windows wide open. Unfortunately, while school lets out, companies don’t shut down and commitments don’t go away. So if time, space or money are limited, but you want to get the magic of the grilling season anyway, reach for an indoor grill.

Spicy Turkey Burger with Avocado Shallot Relish on the Searing Grill - from everydaygoodthinking.com @hamiltonbeach #grillit

You might be thinking an indoor grill won’t cut it and it’s better to give up on dreams of burgers and barbecue chicken, but the Searing Grill has solved all of your concerns. It gets hot – I mean really hot – so it creates the beautifully seared grill marks you desire with the grilled taste you crave. It will fool all your guests – just ask my friends who oohed and ahhed over the grill marks on their zucchini and chicken the other night. You’ll be amazed at the ease of cleaning up. No need to scrape the grill, throw out charcoal or get covered with ash or refill tanks – just pop off the grill plate, lid and tray and place them in the dishwasher. It’s that easy!

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Spicy Turkey Burger with Avocado Shallot Relish on the Searing Grill - from everydaygoodthinking.com @hamiltonbeach #grillit

So the next time you want a light, delicious burger, but don’t want to break out a huge grill and all your tools, try this spicy turkey burger on the Searing Grill and get the outdoor flavor you crave on an easy-to-clean indoor grill.


Spicy Turkey Burger with Avocado Shallot Relish
SERVES: 4

Ingredients
1 small shallot, halved
1 small tomato, halved and seeded
4 sprigs fresh cilantro
1 avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped
1 Tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 pound ground turkey
2 teaspoons spicy steak seasoning
4 whole-wheat hamburger buns
Instructions
Add shallot to food processor bowl; pulse until minced. Reserve half of the chopped shallot.
Pulse tomato and cilantro until chopped. Stir in avocado, oil, juice, salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate.
Combine turkey, reserved shallot and seasoning until well blended. Form into 4 patties.
Preheat grill to 450°F or set on SEAR.
Place burgers on grill. Grill 10-12 minutes, turning halfway through, until meat thermometer registers 165°F.
Top each bun with refrigerated avocado relish.
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 Hamilton Beach Searing Grill @hamiltonbeach

The innovative Hamilton Beach Searing Grill is built to mimic cooking on an outdoor grill, but with the added benefit of a removable hood, non-stick grill plate and drip tray that are all dishwasher safe. Get outdoor flavor – indoors – with a high searing temperature that locks in juices and flavor.

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Memorial Day Grill Menu: Burgers

Memorial Day is a United States holiday that comes annually on the last Monday in May. It is a day set aside to honor those who have passed during military service and additionally marks the unofficial start of the summer grilling season. Cookouts and barbecues with patriotic themes are popular, so we have prepared a menu centered around grilling your guests will be sure to enjoy. The all-American burger is highlighted, but we have included some variations as well. In our next post, we will feature side dishes that are perfect for your own gathering, but also make great side dishes if you are headed to someone else’s potluck this Memorial Day weekend.

Kristel’s Tip: When forming burger patties, handle the meat as little as possible to preserve a juicy and tender texture; overhandling the meat creates a denser burger. To prevent your patties from puffing up into meatballs while grilling, create a depression in the center of each patty with your thumb before placing on the grill.


Basic Burgers
YIELDS: 4 servings

Hamburgers are the ultimate cookout favorite. Here, we offer you the basic recipe. To dress up the traditional burger, add cheese, lettuce, tomato, and your favorite condiments, or get creative and try a variety of toppings such as onion rings, blue cheese, cucumbers, and jalapeños.
Ingredients
1 1/2 pounds ground chuck
1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 hamburger buns
Instructions
Combine the ground chuck, salt, and pepper in a medium mixing bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly, using your hands. Shape the mixture into four patties, each 3/4-inch thick in the center and at the edges. (Even thickness ensures even cooking and prevents the edges from the drying out before the center is cooked).
Place the patties on the grill. Grill for 7 to 10 minutes per side, turning once. (According to the US Dept. of Agriculture, all ground meat should be cooked to at least medium doneness - 160 degrees - or until the center of the patty is no longer pink.) Make a small incision in the center of the each patty to determine doneness.
Toast the buns by placing them, split side down, on the edges of the grill grid for about 1 minute until lightly browned.
Remove the burgers from the grill and serve on toasted hamburger buns.
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For variations on the Basic Burger, including the Italian Burger and Asian Spiced Burger, click here.

 


Grilled Greek Burgers with Cucumber Sauce
YIELDS: 4 servings

We took a nod from the Greeks when creating this delicious burger recipe. Instead of a hamburger bun, we opted for pita bread. Instead of ketchup and mustard, we were inspired by traditional tzatziki sauce, made from thick Greek yogurt, cucumber, mint and dill. If you crave a burger and it’s not ideal to grill outdoors, try our indoor Searing Grill.
Ingredients
1 (16 ounce) container Greek plain yogurt
1/2 cup seeded, and chopped cucumber
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh dill
1 Tablespoon  finely chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon dried mint leaves
1 pound ground turkey (97% lean)
1/2  cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
4 pita bread
Lettuce
Sliced tomato
Instructions
For Cucumber Sauce: Stir yogurt, cucumber, dill, 1 Tablespoon chopped onion and mint in a medium bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Preheat grill to MEDIUM-HIGH heat or GRILL ZONE (ORANGE).
Place turkey, feta cheese, 1/2 cup chopped onion, oregano, pepper and salt; form mixture into 4 burgers.
Grill burgers covered 5 minutes on each side, until juices run clear and meat is no longer pink.
Serve burgers in a pita pocket with Cucumber Sauce, lettuce and sliced tomato.
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Mexican Burgers
YIELDS: 4 servings

Beef burgers are spiced up with cumin and jalapenos to create a Mexican spin on the traditional burger. We cooked these on our GrillStation™ 5 Burner Gas Grill and served them in baskets for easy handling at cookouts and parties; tortilla chips make a great side.
Ingredients
1 1/2 pounds ground chuck
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 to teaspoon chopped jalapeno pepper
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 avocado, peeled and sliced
Salsa
4 hamburger buns
Instructions
Combine ground chuck, salt, and pepper in a medium mixing bowl. Shape the mixture into four patties, each 3/4-inch thick in the center and at the edges. (Even thickness ensures even cooking and prevents the edges from the drying out before the center is cooked).
Place the patties on the grill. Grill for 7 to 10 minutes per side, turning once. Make a small incision in the center of the each patty to determine doneness.
Toast the buns by placing them, split side down, on the edges of the grill grid for about 1 minute until lightly browned.
Remove the burgers from the grill. Serve on toasted buns with salsa and slices of ripe avocado.
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