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Burgers ala Lobster Club

1 pound unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
2 tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley
1 tablespoon chopped chives
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
2 pounds freshly ground beef:
(a combination chuck & shoulder works best)
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
Vegetable oil for grill
Baby lettuce

In a medium bowl, make compound herb butter by combining softened butter, thyme,
sage, parsley, chives, and rosemary; this can also be done in a food processor. Turn out
onto parchment or plastic wrap and roll into a log, 1 1/2-to 2-inches in diameter. Chill
until firm, or freeze for up to one month

 Heat grill or grill pan. Form 4 eight-ounce burgers, 1-inch thick. Cut four 1/4-inch thick
slices of compound butter from the log. Make an indentation in the center of each burger,
and place half of a 1/4-inch slice of compound butter inside. Reshape meat to cover butter,
making sure it is not visible from either side; season both sides with salt and pepper.
Oil grill with a small amount of vegetable oil to prevent sticking. Grill burgers for 5 to 7
minutes per side for medium doneness. Remove from grill and place each burger on a baby
lettuce leaf and serve.

Serves 4.   1 gram carbs per serving.