Cooking Classics: Hamburgers

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The Technique

Hamburgers 

Hamburgers are simple to prepare from scratch & knowing how to season & cook them properly will not only ensure a pleasing texture but good taste & a juicy bite. First, you must choose the right type of ground beef to use so look to The Essential Guide To Ground Beef for pointers. Secondly, Hamburger Seasoning Blend may be stirred together well in advance & stored in an airtight container for a great all around flavor that compliments many cuisine styles. Lastly, several points should be considered when cooking the hamburgers. Avoid pressing them over the flame or in the pan. This releases the fat, causes flare ups when grilling & results in a dry, flat texture & taste. Hamburgers may certainly be cooked indoors using a grill skillet but the best flavor will be captured over that grate of a gas or charcoal grill. Learn how to properly cook Classic Hamburgers.

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Classic Hamburgers 

makes 4 servings

1 1/4 lbs 80% lean ground beef
3/4 tsp Hamburger Seasoning Blend

Gently crumble the raw meat into a large stainless steel bowl. Using an ice cream disher, portion the ground beef in the cavity pressing to fill it completely. It should compact but not overworked. Larger hamburger patties may be formed using 1 1/2 to 2 scoops of ground beef. Release the formed meat onto a half sheet pan, then begin pressing it flat with your fingers. Pick the beef up & finish pressing the center outwards & forming in your hands with a back & forth motion a few times until a 1/4-inch thickness has been achieved. Place the patties back on the half sheet pan. Chill 30 minutes to 4 hours. 

Sprinkle the hamburger patties on both sides with 3/4 teaspoon Hamburger Seasoning Blend. Preheat the grill to Medium-High {350 to 400 degrees}. Cook the hamburger patties 2 minutes per side or until the desired temperature has been reached. Remove them from the grill. 

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How To Grill Classic Hamburgers

Depending on the amount of fat in the beef, expect a good bit of shrinkage. Gauge the bun circumference, then shape the patties approximately a half inch larger so they fill the bread completely. Hamburger patties may be stacked between small squares of parchment paper if space is an issue.

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A few pieces of equipment will be necessary in order to complete the task. Read through the recipe before beginning. Here’s what you should know.

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No. 1

Gently crumble the raw meat into a large stainless steel bowl. 

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No. 2

Using an ice cream disher, portion the ground beef in the cavity pressing to fill it completely. It should compact but not overworked. Larger hamburger patties may be formed using 1 1/2 to 2 scoops of ground beef.

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No. 3

Release the formed meat onto a half sheet pan, then begin pressing it flat with your fingers. Pick the beef up & finish pressing the center outwards & forming in your hands with a back & forth motion a few times until a 1/4-inch thickness has been achieved. 

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No. 4

Place the patties back on the half sheet pan. Chill 30 minutes to 4 hours. 

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No. 5

Sprinkle the hamburger patties on both sides with 3/4 teaspoon Hamburger Seasoning Blend.

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No. 6

Preheat the grill to Medium-High {350 to 400 degrees}. Cook the hamburger patties 2 minutes per side or until the desired temperature has been reached. When using ground beef with a higher percentage of fat, expect some flare ups. Keep a cup of water close at hand to tame, as needed. Remove them from the grill. 

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