Nov 25, 2011

Brie and Shallot Parisian Burgers Recipe from Weber's Way to Grill™ by Jamie Purviance

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9 Reviews

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Serves: 4 // Prep time: 30 minutes | Grilling time: 8 to 10 minutes

Grocery List

Fresh Produce

  • 2 oz baby arugula
  • 4 shallots

Meat / Poultry / Seafood

  • 1.5 lb ground chuck (80% lean)

Oil and Spices

  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • .5 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt


  • .5 cups whole-grain mustard


  • 2 oz Brie cheese (not the triple cream variety)


  • 1.5 fl oz beef or chicken broth
  • 3 tbsp plain bread crumbs (fine)
  • 4 round crusty rolls, each about 4" in diameter


  • 1 cup thinly sliced shallots
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


  • 1½ pounds ground chuck (80% lean)
  • 3 tablespoons fine dry bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons beef or chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 ounces Brie cheese (not the triple cream variety)
  • 4 round crusty rolls, each about 4 inches in diameter
  • ⅓ cup whole-grain mustard
  • 2 cups baby arugula


  1. In a medium skillet over low heat, combine the shallots with the oil and cook until they are browned but not scorched, about 20 minutes, stirring often. Let cool to room temperature.

  2. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over high heat (450° to 550°F).

  3. In a large bowl gently mix the patty ingredients and shape into 4 patties of equal size and thickness. Make a hole in the center of each patty for the cheese.

  4. Trim away the rind of the Brie and bury the cheese, about ¼ ounce for each patty, into the hole of each patty. Close the opening to seal the cheese inside. It’s important that there is one-third of an inch of meat on the top and bottom of the cheese so it doesn’t seep out.

  5. Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the patties over direct high heat, with the lid closed as much as possible, until cooked to medium, 8 to 10 minutes, turning once when the patties release easily from the grate without sticking. During the last minute of cooking time, toast the buns, cut sides down, over direct heat.

  6. Assemble the burgers with shallots, mustard, and arugula. Serve warm.

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Rating: 5 stars

Jun 24, 2013

Benjamin M

Quality Grill

I've had a couple of Weber grills (Genisis Jr and a One touch gold charcoal grill) and they've all proven to be very capable grills that have a quality that you don't find in the cheaper brands. Weber grills are always a little more expensive than other brands, but I've found the higher price to be worth it.

My Weber Spirit E-310 is no exception. While it might be the "entry level" grill in Weber's line up, it's got the same quality and performance as the higher end Genesis series. My Dad has a brand new Genesis grill, and when I compare the two grills, I'm very happy with how my Spirit compares. It's built well, heats up fast, and cooks evenly. What more can you ask? It might have the fancy built in rotisserie, knobs that light up, or a side burner, but I didn't want those features anyway. I just wanted a basic quality grill that cooked well and would last me 20+ years like my 1990 Genesis Jr did. I'm very happy with my Weber Spirit.

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Rating: 5 stars

Aug 28, 2013

Jeff S

Lovin' It!

I have been shopping Weber grills for 12 years but for one reason or another I never purchased until 3 months ago. I've owned 5 other grills during that time; an electric (apartment rules), a charcoal, and multiple other brands of gas grills. Generally, all were ok in the beginning but they wore out after the first season. I'd buy parts to rebuild them for the next season but the parts were generic and never worked as well as the original. By the second season the parts weren't even available.

This season I had the opportunity to buy a Weber. I wanted the Genesis S-330. It wouldn't fit in the car. Plan B was the Spirit E-310. It fit exactly. The reality is it fit our life exactly as well. Since we are a family of 5, I usually only use one side to grill. I was worried it wouldn't be big enough for backyard bbq's. It is definitely big enough to entertain. I've already had 20+ 1/3lb hamburger patties from Costco going with a package of hot dogs on the upper rack. BTW - food doesn't seem to burn up there so the kids got their dogs without the char and are very happy. I also was able to roast a 21lb turkey on the 310 using the Weber rotisserie. I had to take out the grates but it worked great and tasted even better!

I can already see I will need to replace the flavorizers and the bits that span the burners in a couple years. I am not worried though. I know I will be able to get Weber parts when I need to. I used to think you get about a year per $100 you spend on a grill. That was the cheaper ones. I am expecting 3-5 years per $100 spent on the Weber based on build quality and the materials used. Time will tell...

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