How To Make The Perfect Hamburger

How To Make The Perfect Hamburger

The Perfect Hamburger Recipe. A perfect hamburger is what barbecuing is all about. There are many different burger recipes…but this VideoJug recipe is perfect. Fire up the grill!

INGREDIENTS

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RECIPE

Serves
1

Step 1: You will need

  • 1 kg ground beef
  • 1 Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp garlic
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 salt and pepper to taste

Step 2: Season

In a large bowl, season 2 lbs (1 kg) ground beef with 2 tsp minced garlic, 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce, 1 tsp mustard and salt and pepper. Wet your hands so the ground beef won't stick to them. Then, fold the seasoning into the beef until it is mixed well.

Step 3: Perfect Patties

Grab a handful of ground beef and flatten it into a patty between your two hands. Size and thickness are up to you. Just remember that patties shrink up to 20% when you cook them. Using your thumb, create an indentation in the middle of each patty. This helps the patties keep their shape on the grill. You can use wax paper to keep the patties separate.

Step 4: Grill Right

Cook the patties over high heat. You can cook them over a grill or a barbeque. Close the lid, and grill for 5 to 10 minutes. Keep a close eye on them. Hamburger meat contains a lot of fat which can cause flare-ups and burned burgers. Flip the patties only once and let them to cook another 5 minutes, or until they've reached a desired doneness. Remove the patties and turn the heat to low. Toast the hamburger buns for 30 seconds.

Step 5: Garnish

Build your hamburger up from the bottom. Add lettuce, pickles, then the beef. Finish with a slice of tomato, onions and mustard and ketchup. Enjoy this perfect hamburger!