Burgers are one of the most commonly grilled meats, as well as one of the most incorrectly cooked. Get 10 tips for the perfect burger, from Aaron Chronister and Jason Day, authors of BBQ Makes Everything Better.
- Don't ever use premade frozen patties. They might be convenient, but they're typically made from low-grade meat that dries out or burns before the center is fully cooked. We prefer to use a heaping portion of 85/15 ground sirloin found at the fresh meat counter in the grocery store. The fat will keep your burger juicy and moist, yet there's enough lean to prevent extreme shrinkage.
- Season your meat! There's a universe of different seasonings that can take your everyday burger to a new state of being. Yes, burgers have been scientifically proven to increase your at-oneness-with-the-world level!
- When making burgers, always press the patties 1 inch wider than the diameter of your bun with the center being slightly thinner than the edges. As the meat cooks