All we can say is “get back jack”! When preparing this recipe we highly recommend you breakout some vinyl records or some 70’s CD’s. It just seems to fit perfect while charcoaling on a sweet summer day. If you have had some type of disturbance in your week and your feeling a little aged, turn your music up and get to grilling. One of our fondest memories is our family weekend cookouts. We knew as soon as Friday came around the grill would be lit and some type of Elvis would be blaring in the background. Friends would come over and the good times would roll, usually roll on through the weekend. Let’s just say our daddy can grill the best charcoaled anything! He is the master of disaster when it comes to grilling. These two simple activities (grilling and jamming) are a must to create a happy and fulfilling midlife.

Daddy’s Charcoal Cheese Burger’s


2 ½ pounds 80/20 ground beef
1 packet French onion soup packet
1 egg
3 cloves garlic
1/2 tablespoon Dale’s steak seasoning (reduced sodium)
2 tablespoons evaporated milk
Pinch of salt and black pepper
6 American cheese, slices
6 buns
Butter, softened
Red onion, diced

In a large bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients. Make 6 patties and refrigerate until grill is ready. Build fire on one side of grill. Let burn for 15-20 minutes, or until charcoal ashes over. Place burgers directly over coals and cook for 2 minutes on each side. Move patties to other side of grill and close lid. Continue cooking until desired temperature is reached. Do not smash down on burger. Add a slice of cheese to each burger. Spread butter on each side of the bun and toast in a skillet. Add mayonnaise and patty to bun. Top with red onion.