Merle, Phyllis’ husband, grills all year round here in Pennsylvania despite snow, sleet, and hail.
Some of us aren’t that die-hard.
But even if you don’t use your grill when the cold winds begin to blow, that doesn’t mean you have to deprive yourself of a good burger.
Sure, you can fry burgers on the stovetop or cook them under the broiler, but when our grill goes into hibernation for the winter, we also pull out our trusty slow cooker and the recipe for Big Juicy Burgers. Then we call the kids into the kitchen because, well, this recipe is so simple, the kids can make it with very little supervision. (And they love doing it because they can use their hands to mix up the hamburger patties.)
Usually the kids make the hamburger patties the night before, let them refrigerate overnight, and then pop them in the slow cooker in the morning before school. When the burgers are ready, the kids put them on the table beside their favorite toppings and dinner is served.
It sure beats standing in the cold to flip a burger. (Unless you like the cold and snow, of course.) And boy, are those burgers big and juicy!