Burgers are loved aroundthe world because they are simply divine, they are the one meal you can find at numerous haute cuisine spots and fast food eateries. You should note however that a burger is only as good as the meat used in making it. However here are the best tips for making the best burgers in your home.
1. Get the right beef
The right beef is essential to getting a good burger; there are a million variations on burger meat and certain types you should look for, you should either get an 80/20 or 85/15 lean/fat mix. Spread the beef out flat and gently season with salt and pepper. Mix gently.
2. Season both sides of the burger
For a tasty burger, season the raw meat, mix thoroughly, shape your patties and then spice again because your burgers will be thick and need seasoning inside to bring out that flavor that hit your taste buds as soon as you take a bite.
What you need for seasoning are black pepper and kosher salt and if you want a richer mix add mustard, ketchup, sauce, and onions or you can use the flavor you like.
3. Bind it
When adding bulky ingredients like onions, chilies, spring onions to a leaner meat, add an egg and a handful of breadcrumbs to bind and hold the burgers together.
4. Make your patties
Shape your patties right; you can use the lid from a peanut butter jar which is the best size and shape for a burger or grab 5 to 6 ounces of meat and carefully toss from hand to hand forming a ball.
5. Indent the top
Thisis a useful burger secret while shaping your burgers, use your thumb to create an indent in the top, this way as the burger cooks, the juices won’t be able to escape, and they will pool in the burger and get reabsorbed plus indenting will give the patty a better shape.
6. Chill or freeze it
Another great tip for making awesome burgers is to chill your burgers for at least an hour before you cook them, this will help in preserving their shape when cooking.
7. Cook it and Flip once
Try as much as possible to flip the burger on the grill only once while heating and flipping constantly forces the juices out. Cook for about 5 minutes per side for medium burgers.
Move the burgers to the cooler side of the grill to add cheese. Top with cheese and cover grill for a minute to let the cheese melt, add other toppings like the soft buns, lettuce, tomatoes but always toast soft buns to keep the sauce from sinking into them and serve.