"I stood there a moment wondering WTF I was supposed to do...went inside to grab a bowl of water to douse the flames just enough for me to turn the propane off. The left over flames were enough to finish cooking the burgers..."
"The outside was black, my husband wound up burning the hair on his arms (his arms better than my hair! LOL)...but I will say, the patties on the inside were cooked perfectly."
"Its funny now, and you can see the pictures...so yes, this is a mega pinstrosity. LOL Im THINKING perhaps I should bake it next time rather than grill it. Maybe put it in a dish with a wire rack so the juices drip off and IF I need that smoky grill flavor throw it on the grill for just a few moments."
So how do we prevent the inferno? In the original picture it looks like the "slow cooked" it over a bed of coals. With no flames, the chance of a blaze starting up is way lower (but not impossible...trust me). I did like her idea of baking the burger with a drip pan under it. That should work too.