If you’ve been following along with us these last few weeks, you’ve probably noticed that we’re pretty excited about fall grilling. As a matter of fact, we recently wrote about three huge reasons we think people should keep grilling in the fall. Perhaps some of the people who read that blog are fully on board but are seeking a bit of inspiration for exactly what they might toss on the grill.

Fortunately for those people, we’re here to help. At Mighty Flame Propane Cylinder Exchange, there’s nothing we love more than sharing recipes that are delicious, but still incredibly easy to make. At its core, grilling is simply throwing your food over heat, but there’s something so special about the flavors that only a grill can impart. That’s why in today’s blog we’d like to share a seasonal recipe that we think you’re going to absolutely love. We humbly present you with our recipe for…

The Pumpkin Burger

Now we know what some of you are thinking.–”pumpkin coffees and donuts and pies aren’t enough?” We can identify with that sentiment. It truly does seem that pumpkin is one of the flavors that dominates the fall season. But hear us out on this one. Rather than overwhelming your tongue and your taste buds with pumpkin flavor, this recipe simply seeks to be inspired by it. It’s the perfect way to add a bit of fall flair to your meal without furthering your dislike for fall’s number one flavor.

Don’t believe us? Check out the list of ingredients because we think that once you’ve looked over what goes into this burger, you’ll be hard pressed to find a reason not to try it for yourself. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Ground beef
  • Your favorite hamburger buns
  • Canned pumpkin puree
  • Garlic salt
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Parsley
  • Muenster cheese
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper

See, we told you the pumpkin aspect would be subtle! That doesn’t mean that this burger won’t be incredibly flavorful, however. The way that the sweetness of the pumpkin flavor combines with the savory deliciousness of the rest of the ingredients is truly a thing to behold. As a matter of fact, chances are that your family will be asking you to make this recipe again because of how wonderfully all of the ingredients come together. Serve it with a side of potato wedges–or sweet potato wedges if you really want to get seasonal–and you’re in autumn burger paradise.

Let’s Get Started

To get started, simply combine the ground beef with about ¼ cup of your canned pumpkin, then stir in a dash of garlic salt, red pepper flakes, a touch of cinnamon if you prefer, and a bit of salt and pepper to taste. If you want a bit of extra heat to help balance out some of the sweetness, you could even add half a teaspoon or so of cayenne pepper. The key is to consider which flavors you want to shine in the recipe and as you probably know, heat and sweet often go well together.

Preheat your grill to medium high heat and cook as you normally would, flipping after a couple of minutes and adding a slice of muenster cheese at the end of cooking to get things nice and melty. Keep in mind that a rare burger will need to be cooked to around 120 degrees, medium rare ranges from 130 to 135 degrees, medium should be cooked to about 145 degrees, medium well should be cooked to around 150 degrees, and those who prefer their burgers well done should cook to around 160.

We’re certainly not here to lecture you about how you should cook your burgers, so please feel free to do whatever you like, but it’s our opinion that this particular burger comes together perfectly when it’s cooked to medium. Don’t forget to toast your buns at the end–simply add a bit of butter and toss them on the grill for a minute or so and you should be good to go. When you’re all set, sprinkle a bit of parsley on top and serve things up nice and hot.

The Perfect Sides

As we mentioned above, some grilled potato wedges would complement this dish perfectly, but you can also opt for sweet potatoes if you enjoy a bit of extra sweetness next to a burger. You could also choose to grill up some fresh onions, garlic, acorn squash, and zucchini in a foil packet seasoned with some salt and pepper and a bit of cayenne pepper for something hot. Like we said, heat and sweet just go so perfectly together!

You could also fry up some bacon to top your burger with. We think that extra hit of saltiness might take this already amazing burger to a whole new level. At the end of the day, the choice is entirely up to you. At Mighty Flame Propane Cylinder Exchange, we like to think of ourselves as flavor guides, but at the end of the day, use your palate and utilize flavors that you enjoy the most. Don’t forget to experiment from time to time though! Some of our favorite dishes have been the result of simply working with what was available to us in the pantry at the time. Many of those dishes have gone on to become Mighty Flame staples! You truly never know what’s going to happen.

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