Special Recipes

Perfect (and Simple) Grilled Burger

1.5 Hours    4 Servings

Just in time for summer we’ve found the perfect, and easiest, burger recipe! With all the toppings you can dream of to dress up the easiest burger recipe that there is, this is the perfect recipe for a grill party or an easy family dinner. And the best part of all: you get to decide how you want this perfect burger!

Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds beef, combination of chuck, sirloin, short rib – whatever you like! Just keep it around 80/20 fat ratio

kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

canola oil

pats of butter

buns

Optional toppings

thin slices of cheese – american, swiss, cheddar – again whatever you like!

sliced tomatoes

pickles

onions

lettuce

sliced tomatoes

mayo

dijon mustard

ketchup

cilantro garnish

Method

  1. Form the meat into 4-equal patties, around 6-oz each and no more than 3⁄4 inch thick. Makesure not to overwork them when forming.
  2. Using your thumb, make a depression in the center of each burger to keep them from puffingup. Place a small pat of butter in that depression. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Right before grilling, season the outside of the burger liberally with kosher salt and freshlyground black pepper.
  4. Heat your grill to high and brush with canola oil. Place the burgers on the grill and allow themto sit without moving them or pressing them down for at least 3 minutes. This will form those

    great grill marks and give the burgers a crust on the bottom. Once the crust has formed, use a

    spatula to flip the burger and cook to the desired doneness. Another 3 minutes for medium

    rare, 4 minutes for medium, 5 minutes for medium-well, and 6 minutes for well-done.

  5. Add cheese to melt if desired and throw your bun on the grill to toast. Top with your favoritetoppings, eat and enjoy!
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