Great hamburgers have been an important part of 4th of July BBQ’s for a very long time. This simple recipe adds just a bit of flash to your average burger without taking anything away from all the good stuff you like to add like tomatoes, pickles, or bacon.

Firecracker Hamburger

4th of July Recipes: Firecracker Hamburgers

Firecracker Hamburgers

2 pound ground beef
2 can (4 ounce size) diced green chilies, drained
2 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
8 slices Monterey Jack cheese
8 hamburger buns

In a medium bowl, mix the beef, diced green chilies, and bouillon. Shape into patties, grilling 3 to 8 minutes per side, or to desired doneness. Top each patty with cheese about 2 minutes prior to removing from grill and load them up with your favorite toppings!

Makes 8 good sized Firecracker Hamburgers.