How to Build the Perfect Burger Slideshow

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The Beef on… Fat Ratios

It used to be that buying ground beef for a burger was pretty simple — all you had to do was decide on the percentage of fat. And that's still an important factor to consider. Govind Armstrong, executive chef and owner of the 8 oz. Burger Bar, says that a ratio of 85:15 of meat to fat is ideal for most burgers, although if you're looking for a richer, juicier burger, you may want to go with a ratio of 80:20.