Making the perfect burger at home isn’t that hard. Follow the tips below and you’ll have an amazing burger every time.
- The first step in a perfect burger is making sure the meat is loosely packed so that you won’t have a dense burger. Don't over-handle it.
- Make your burger on the stovetop: while grilled burgers are great for the summertime. the burger loses flavor and fat on the grill. You should also only press the burger down once to get a good sear, then step away. Don’t fiddle with the burger too much because the juices will run out into the pan.
- Also, remember to keep the seasoning simple, with just salt and pepper. No need to stuff your burger meat with onions, peppers, etc. It’s not meatloaf.—If you want extras, save them for the toppings.
- Finally, make sure your burger has cheese and sauce on it — chipotle mayonnaise, ketchup, and of course American cheese. With the cheese make sure to keep it simple — American is always best because it melts perfectly.
Now that you have the perfect tips to make a burger, here are a few recipes to get you started:
Best Burger Recipe Ever
This hamburger is anything but basic. It’s simple to make, but it’s also so juicy and flavorful. What's the secret ingredient in the best burger recipe ever? Bacon! — Kristie Collado
For the Best Burger Recipe Ever, click here.
Spicy Crunchy Burger
A great burger is all about the toppings. Zesty sauce, crisp bacon, melted cheese and crunchy onions are the perfect complement to a juicy burger. — Tessa W
For the Spicy Crunchy Burger recipe, click here.
Healthy Beef Burger
This burger recipe is tweaked to lighten up this sometimes overly greasy and calorie-laden meal. We’ve put another healthy spin on burgers with Greek-inspired toppings. — Victoria Barton
For the Healthy Beef Burger recipe, click here.