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Hamburgers are perfect for summer celebrations or lazy afternoons! The best way to make a classic burger is with just 4 simple ingredients and a a few great tips!
Simply grill and serve with a generous side of dill pickle pasta salad or our favorite potato salad.
Meat for Hamburgers
A great hamburger recipe has very few ingredients so we always make sure to have the best quality possible!
I start with ground chuck. This is a recipe I want to make sure I have a little bit of fat so I use an 80/20 mix. There is enough fat in the burger to keep it juicy yet not so much that it’ll just have flare ups. The fat adds great flavor and a great texture to this recipe!
A 90/10 mix can result in a dry hamburger. Add some finely chopped bacon or even a tablespoon or so of olive oil if it’s all you have on hand! If you have a great hamburger or cheeseburger recipe, you’ll be legendary at home and in the neighborhood for sure,
How to Make Hamburgers
! This simple technique ensures burger success every single time, whether you use a grill or the stovetop!
The FoodSafety.gov recommends cooking ground beef to a temperature of 160°F (test your patties with a meat thermometer). Let them rest a few minutes before serving with a, toppings and condiments toasted bun!
If you are using a gas grill, the thickness of the burger and the temperature of the grill makes all the difference in how long to cook it. Make sure your grill is preheated to cook and medium the burgers about 4 to 5 minutes on each side. Let them rest about 5 minutes before serving. Doesn’t mean the inside is fully cooked, just because the outside looks cooked. If it’s cooked,
How to tell: The best method to tell if beef burgers are cooked all the way is to use a meat thermometer. Insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the patty and check for an internal temperature of 160°F (or just a few degrees before). Remember, meat continues to cook a little bit once it’s been removed from its heat source.
Beef burgers are easy to cook on the stove!
- Using a cast iron or heavy skillet, form patties and place in the skillet over medium heat.
- Allow them to fry and form a crust on one side and then flip them and cook until they are cooked.
- Test for doneness with a meat thermometer and remove from pan.
What to Put on a Burger
The best burger recipe always has a selection of tasty condiments and toppings. Hamburger recipes are the ultimate ‘build-your-own’ meal because no two burgers have to be the same!
Whatever is in the fridge or pantry can go on a burger! Also, a great bun only complements a great burger, so be sure to use quality buns or toast and rolls them alongside the burger for a little extra yum!