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.

9 Reviews

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Rating: 5 stars

Sep 2, 2013

Roger M

Quiet Grill

This is my first Weber grill.This is the most quiet gas grill that I have ever owned.The first time that I lit it I did not think that it was lit because I could not hear the gas,but it was lit. It has very even heat.We fixed burgers the first time.They were the best burgers that I have ever fixed on a gas grill. I can not wait to try other meats. This is a superb grill.

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Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Sep 15, 2013

Robert B

WOW! What a grill!

After owning and disposing of several lesser quality "big box store" gas grills, Weber stands alone on all the criteria by which I judge grills. Among the lower criteria is ease of relocation. This grill rolls easily and locks in place securely. The igniter is battery powered, solidly constructed, operates quietly, works every time. The gas knobs operate smoothly, the heat scale is legible, and the design on the knobs makes for accurate setting. Construction is of heavy guage enameled metal, it feels solid. Storage below the grill is easily accessible and allows for mounting the gas tank in a traditional well or hanging it on a meter that shows fullness. The interior of the grill is uncluttered, the design is simple, easy to clean and has no cheap metal elements to rust away. The drippings tray is removeable for easy cleaning and funnels drippings into a disposable aluminum tray. The stainless steel gas tubes are solidly constructed, are guaranteed for 10 years, and distribute heat evenly. The flavor bars are heavy guage enameled steel that will not rust away prematurely. My grill has seasoned cast iron grilling grates that offer two different surfaces - flat or V-shaped and distribute heat evenly - I love cast iron cookware. Just need to be careful about dropping them. Heat distribution throughout the interior is exceptionally even and the thermometer is accurate. This is a superior grill and well worth the price. Cost is what kept me from purchasing a Weber grill earlier because I didn't look closely at how much value there is compared to cheaper ones.

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Would you recommend this recipe? YES

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