This truly is the Best Hamburger Recipe! In this post, we're breaking down how to make the best hamburger on the grill every single time.
2lbs60% chuck 40% brisket , ground by your butcher
4Challah buns(unless you decide to do one burger per bun, then 8)
Vlasic Bread and Butter Pickles(or your favorite pickles)
Heat your grill to high heat.
Prepare the ground meat by sectioning it into 8 balls and gently pressing into patties. Be careful to not handle the meat much — the more you handle it, the tougher your burger will be.
Sprinkle salt on the tops of the burgers and allow to rest for 15 minutes at room temperature.
Open the grill and place patties salt side down on the grill.
Salt the other side and add a dot of butter (like a teaspoon or so).
Grill on each side for 2-3 minutes for medium rare, 3-4 for medium (how I like it), and 5-6 for well done. During the last minute of cooking, add the cheese to each burger and close the lid to allow the cheese to melt.
Meanwhile, slice open the challah buns and butter each half.
When you add the cheese on top of the patties, add the buns to the grill as well. (Place the buns cut side down). Grill only until grill marks appear.
Remove the buns from the grill and place two patties on the bottom bun.
Top with pickles and top lid of the bun.
Note: I know that burgers make people nervous, but with good quality meat and a smart cook it's really ok to not cook to well done every time. In fact, you'll have more flavor if you don't cook it to well done. Also, the flatter your patty, the more juices will escape. Make it in a domed shape to help it not shrink up.
The Best Hamburger
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: America's Best 4th of July Desserts, Recipes and Sides