Good day all! I am just like you in the sense that I love good food. I love to go out and eat at different places all the time and indulging in something different each time I go out.
Being a creature of habit is so boring. I don’t want to sound like I’m some kind of food critic or even someone who claims to know everything about food because I don’t. I just really like going out to different places and eating different things.
I love to get a good bar-b-q recipe and test it out at home on my own grill. Everything from steaks to burgers are always good on the grill. This past weekend I really had the urge for a big fat juicy hamburger. So I got some good quality meat, I like to go with 10 or 15% fat because they just taste better. If you get meat with just 5% fat it just doesn’t have as much taste as with the 15%.
Now I don’t like to go with to much marinades on my burgers. Don’t get me wrong I love a good marinade on certain meats, but on my burgers I like them well seasoned with salt and pepper. This way I can taste the meat and not just the marinade.
I like them thick so I spend a little time make large patties because I also like them well done. I’m just one of those people that cannot eat anything if it’s pink or red inside. If I had to do it to survive, I would, but otherwise all my meat must be well cooked. So I form them good and large so when I cook them down I still have a large Pattie.
Then I season them well with plenty of salt and pepper. Now I know that salt is not good for you and I don’t use it on everything, however, without it your burger will be very bland and have little flavor.
Now that I have my burger I’m going to check my grill for temperature and cleanliness. I use a medium heat to cook my burgers because I like them well cooked I don’t want to cook them to fast. For a burger this size they are going to cook for 5 or 6 minutes on each side. Now my grill has the spokes close together so they won’t stick very easily. But if you have grill spokes that are further apart, you may want to spray a little non stick spray on it before you put them on.
Now as far as what goes on the burger that’s’ completely up to you and your tastes. For me I’m very simple. I like mayo, pickles, lettuce and tomatoes. I don’t care for onions because they tend to make whatever you put them on taste like onions. I also like from time to time a little 1000 island dressing. It goes really good on burgers!
Need less to say when this burger is done it’s huge! I use about 2/3 of a pound for each burger. And no, you will not need a second one!
Had my best friend who drives for a living over to try my home burger this past weekend and he was blown away. He demanded to know what I put in this burger to make it taste so good. He had to know how I prepared the meat. When I told him it was just salt and pepper he just refused to believe it. He said he had tried every marinade in site and never had a burger taste so good.
So I say humbly, just let a burger be a burger!