This week I finally managed to make the simplest and best burgers I’ve ever made before. Myself and my husband are not into very elaborate and expensive burgers. We have our own burger rankings and like to classify new burgers we try across the world.
Making a burger therefore is an interesting recipe challenge. I’ve tried recipes with chopped up little onions; breadcrumbs, eggs to bind and lots of different seasonings.
Here is is where I’m at with the more simple and best recipe.
- Buy the best beef ground meat you can afford.
- If you buy mince you can always grind it down a bit further if it stays chunky with a food processor. I like to do this a little so you get a good mix of textures.
- Add salt and pepper.
- The only spice mix I enjoy adding that doesn’t overpower the mix is Weber’s Steak seasoning. I’ve included a link from Amazon below. It just gives a background seasoning.
5. Shape into thin patties. I’d rather have two think burgers than one fat undercooked burger. Press them down with your hands. Try and let them come to room temperature before cooking.
6. Then cut your buns in half and I like to smear with butter and dry fry on a hot griddle or frying pan to give some crunch but keep the insides soft.
7. Set aside and add slices of your favourite cheese.
8. Put a pan on a high temperature and add the meat patties. If they are thin even they will char and brown quickly but the insides will cook too. Cook on both sides and lay on the buns.
9. I like to serve mine with copycat Mcdonald’s sauce. See my previous blog for a recipe.