SWEAT THE TECHNIQUE AND OWN THE BURGER GAME
Our best burger recipes and grilling tips for your Memorial Day
Fire. It Up. The sun is out,Memorial Day is around the corner, andMay is National Burger Month!Usher in grilling season (YAY) with a juicy, grass-fed beef burger. Get your technique in order with grillingknow-how and the best burger recipes around.
First, a very simple starter recipe for burgers on the grill.
Classic Grass-Fed Burger Recipe
1 – 1.5Verde Farms grass-fed ground beef, preferably 80% lean
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
Divide meat into four even portions. Gently ball the meat and press *lightly* to flatten. Add a dimple in the middle of each patty with your thumb to prevent softball syndrome.
Start a charcoal or wood fire or preheat a gas grill to very hot.
Sprinkle each side of the burger generously with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper.
Place burgers on hot grill and cook 3 minutes on each side for rare. Add another minute each side for each increasing stage of doneness. (See below for internal temps.)
For cheeseburgers, add cheese before the final flip.
Place burgers on lightly buttered and grilled buns, preferably soft but sturdy brioche or potato buns.
Condiment as you will and serve at once. Seems pretty simple, right? Time to up-level.
Start with good meat
It seems obvious, but this is a must. Most experts agree that ground chuck ( cut from the shoulder of the animal ) makes the best ground beef.
You can buy a whole chuck roast and grind it yourself with a meat grinder or food processor. If you’re buying pre-ground beef, buy the highest quality grass-fed beef available – it makes a real difference.
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