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Old 05-21-2009, 12:13 PM   #1
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Your best hamburger recipe

what it is?

doing burgers and dogs on Memorial Day with friends.

I did some hamburger experiments a few years ago
that were good, but those results were lost when my
computer crashed.

Anybody got any killer tricks ot tips for the best burgers?

How about buying skirt or flank steak and having it
ground up for a solid beefy flavor?

Don't want any food network recipes like turkey burgers
or guacamole burgers...just good ol American burgers.
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:24 PM   #2
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I mix a 1/4 cup per pound of my favorite bbq sauce in the raw meat, then grill. Mighty good eats.
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:32 PM   #3
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Ground chuck, salt and pepper. Loosely form, grill to medium.

Keep it simple and that is by far the best burger I make!
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:57 PM   #4
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I vote for keeping it simple too. Ground chuck..don't overwork or squish it to much. A little Obiecue's Steakmaker on each side as it gets done.

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Old 05-21-2009, 01:15 PM   #5
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I make my Larry burgers as a modified meatloaf. Ground beef, egg, a little cracker crumbs, sauted onion, pepper and mushroom, worchestershire, spices you like. I leave out the tomato paste that normally goes into our meatloaf. I get the taste of meatloaf with the added grilling flavor.
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Old 05-21-2009, 01:15 PM   #6
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simple makes sense, but it's not as much fun.

Doesn't anyone have even a little recipe trick?

Hank Hill likes onion soup mix in his.

No woos?
No onions in the meat?
no mix of sirloin and short ribs like Cooks Illustrated says?
no beef base?

come on, I want to make a burger that rocks!
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:23 PM   #7
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Simple is great. WRB on burgers is equally great....barring that....

Lipton onion, and woos.

Chuck with at LEAST 20% fat is the key...and not overworking it like Larry said.
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:27 PM   #8
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Add some tofu, nuts and twigs. Serve with some chilled wine coolers.





just kidding.


I know you want an all-American burger and for those I keep it pretty simple. However, I recently tried this and it was so good I will be doing them over the weekend as well!


Chicago Pizza Burgers


* 2 lb. ground sirloin
* 1 cup chopped pepperoni (250ml)
* 2 chopped unseeded green jalapenos
* 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese (75ml)
* 2 tbsp canned pizza sauce (30ml)
* 8 slices 1/8 inch thick Provolone cheese
* Salt and pepper to taste
* 8 x onion cheese buns


Directions:
Chicago Pizza Burgers

1. Place sirloin, pepperoni, Parmesan cheese and pizza sauce into a large bowl. Mix ingredients until well combined
2. Using your hands form 8 burger patties. Place burgers on a tray.
3. Preheat grill to 375°F/190°C or medium high heat.
4. Oil the grill.
5. Drizzle burgers with oil and season with salt and pepper.
6. Place burgers on grill and cook for 5 minutes on each side.
7. Place a slice of cheese on each burger for final minute of cooking.
8. Place buns on grill for 1 minute or until toasted. Close lid and allow cheese to melt.
9. Remove burgers and serve on toasted buns.

I usually keep a handful of these uncooked frozen. They freeze well too.
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:46 PM   #9
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let me share some ideas from others...comment on any if you like.

sprinkling the patty with sugar will create a better seal to
keep flavors in.


adding salt into the hamburger will help dry it out..add at the
end of cooking.


Jacques Pepin adds absolutely nothing to his burgers.

Someone adds soy sauce (high salt content but adds umami)


Paula Deen adds water, which keeps it moist but doesn't add
flavor.




Obviously, the prevailing winds here so far are keeping it simple.
I value your opinions.
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80% don't handle too much, flip one time. Big boy's just press your thumb in the middle. (as Booby Flay say) can't beat a good burger!

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