It’s BBQ and grillin’ season!
Get the Best Flavor for Your Burger
- Meat with higher fat content will be juicier but will also shrink more as it cooks
- Add almost anything to your burger mixture for added flavor:
- Fresh or dried herbs and spices
- Minded onion and garlic
- Cheese: blue cheese, goat cheese, feta, cheddar, pepperjack
- Prepared sauces: barbeque sauce, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, Worcestershire sauce
- Other morsels: olives, chopped tomatoes, crumbled bacon
Grill the Best Burger
- Make sure the grill is at the appropriate temperature Medium-low to medium heat is the perfect temperature. If higher, the burgers will burn on the outside before cooking inside. Keep the lid closed while cooking to shorten cooking time and keep burgers moist.
- Use beef that is no leaner than 85% Higher fat content will keep the burgers moist, juicier and more flavorful. For ground chicken and turkey, add a little olive oil or broth to the mixture.
- Clean and oil the grill grate Prevent burgers from sticking and extend the life of your grill grate
- Cook burgers to the proper internal temperature Ground beef should be at 160 degrees F (170 degrees F for chicken and turkey).