How do you cook a good Hamburger?
I have heard of people mixing bread, onions, flour, eggs and other condiments into a bowl of hamburger meat. What is the best way to make a delicious hamburger and get the most out of your beef?
Krispykreme04 had some good suggestions, here's what I think is crucial:
1. Start with hamburger meat of around 80-85% lean (20-15% fat). If you use fatter meat and fry it in a pan you wind up with the burgers swimming in fat. If you use leaner meat, the burgers are likely going to be dry and tasteless or tough.
2. Krispykreme is right about over working the meat. Spread the meat out in a bowl and add the seasonings. I use a few drops of Worchestershire, onion powder is a must, salt and pepper, garlic powder and a modest amount of cayenne.
3. Preheat the pan to a very high heat. The goal is to immediately sear the beef. It should sizzle the moment the burger touches the metal. Leave it alone for about two minutes then flip it, leave it alone for a minute or two then turn the heat down. The searing helps form that delicious taste. It even has a name, the Milliard effect.
4. Use cheese. A cheeseburger is just better than a burger.
by Brian L. Powell 6 years ago
I am looking for opinions on what makes a good hamburger. Fresh Buns, Meat and/or toppings. What places are good? Anyone know anything about In and Out Burgers or Twisted Root? What about turkey burgers, bison burgers, elk burgers etc.?
by jaydawg808 5 years ago
Is it weird to order burgers "plain"?Like when I eat at fast food restaurants, I always order my burger plain or chicken sandwich plain. I can't have the cheese, can't have mayo, and just think it's easier for them to slap together. Is this weird?
by Paul Edmondson 6 years ago
How to Barbecue Hamburgers?I'm looking for a great recipe to barbecue hamburgers. We don't cook them often, but they tend to fall apart and stick to the grill. I've solved the sticking part, but not the falling apart issue. Also, my burgers don't taste that good.
by Matt in Jax 7 years ago
Do you add a special ingredient or marinate?Pack cheese inside?How do you make your burgers special for that best Summer cooking flavor?
by Sasha Kim 6 years ago
If you could only eat one type of meat what would it be?
by akuvision 8 years ago
Why people like hamburger?
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