51206398 Grill A Great Burger This Weekend... Heres How!

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Whoa, hold on there a minute Mr. Amateur Barbecue Chef. We hope you’re not just planning on slapping that burger patty on the grill without doing a little prep work first.

People are coming over for a Memorial Day barbecue and looking forward to a great, juicy burger — so make sure they get one.

Here’s how:

  • Put the ground beef in a bowl and sprinkle evenly with salt.
  • Don’t overwork the meat. It’s not Play-Doh. Gently form the meat into patties.
  • This is very important. You want to make a shallow indentation in the center of the patty so that the burger doesn’t bulge.

Once the burger is on the grill, cook it on one side until it’s browned and then flip it over only once. And whatever you do, do not press down on the burger. Doing this loses all of its juices.


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