A great hamburger is one of the most important parts of any summer barbeque, and they are the type of food that can be enjoyed both children and adults. However, one of the most important parts of making a good burger is knowing how to grill it in the best way possible. This involves knowing how to prepare you meat, flip your meat, and how to finish your burger.
Preparing your meat
The first thing you need to know is how to prepare your meat. It is a good idea to use hamburger that is eighty percent lean and twenty percent fat. This will give you a kind of tasty meat that is very healthy, and the leanness of the meat will prevent the burger from catching on fire. This mix of meat also means that the burger will be a lot fluffier, and so you can keep more of the delicious juices inside of the burger.
You should form your burgers into patties that are the size of the buns you are using. If you are preparing a meal for adult men it is a good idea to make your burgers about three-quarters of an inch thick. However, if you are serving for children it is a good idea to have thinner patties. You can also buy frozen burgers that are already formed into patties.
Turning your burgers
The next thing you need to know is how to turn your burgers. You should simply slide your spatula under the burger, and then lift it straight into the air. You should avoid moving your burger around on the rack as this may cause it to tear. The biggest part of turning a burger is making sure you do it in an even motion that is as smooth as possible. This will help you to keep the overall shape of your burger. It is a good idea to only turn your burgers about twice. This will help you to cook the meat evenly. If you notice that one side hasn’t been cooked well enough then you can throw in a third turn.
Finishing your burger
Finally, you can now do the job of finishing your burger. It is a great idea to put things like onions, pickles, and tomatoes on your burger. You can also add the condiments of your choosing. A good American burger will have ketchup and mustard on it. A lot of persons also like to put sandwich spreads on it like mayonnaise. Of course, you should put a nice big slice of lettuce on your burger. A lot of persons tend to put too much on one of their burgers. It is important to remember that you want to enjoy the delicious taste of the meat, and the smoky flavor that came from the grilling process. It may even be a good idea to try out add some condiments latter if you happen to decide you want some.