Sizzling Summertime Eats: Margaritaville Resort Burger

Fire up the grill and cook up this local restaurant recipe that will quickly become a family favorite this summer.

Margaritaville Resort Orlando Burger

Courtesy of Margaritaville Resort Orlando
Servings: 8

When you transform your backyard into your own, personal paradise, you can eat a Cheeseburger in Paradise any day of the week. Prepare it just as Jimmy Buffett likes it with the help of this recipe.


-2 pieces white sandwich bread, crusts removed and cut into 1/4-inch pieces.
-1/3 cup milk
-2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
-1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
-3 garlic cloves, minced
-1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
-2 tablespoons tomato paste
-3 pounds 85% lean ground beef
-3 scallions, very finely sliced (optional)
-8 hamburger buns


Preheat the grill to high heat. In a large bowl, mash the bread and milk together with a fork until it forms a chunky paste. Add the salt, pepper, garlic, Worcestershire sauce and paste and mix well. Add the ground beef and scallions and break the meat up with your hands. Mix everything together until just combined. Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions and form balls. Flatten the balls into 3/4-inch patties about 4-1/2 inches across. Form a slight depression in the center of each patty to prevent the burgers from puffing up on the grill. Oil the grilling grates. Grill the burgers, covered, until nicely browned on the first side, 2 to 4 minutes. Flip burgers and continue cooking for a few minutes more until desired doneness is reached. Before serving, toast the buns on the cooler side of the grill if desired.


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Written by Lyndsay Fogarty

Lyndsay Fogarty has had many roles at Central Florida Lifestyle, working her way from intern to contributing writer to managing editor. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication where she earned her degree in journalism. Along the way, she has learned that teamwork and dedication to your craft will get you far, and a positive outlook on the present will get you even farther.

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