The Perfect Burger
Six easy recipes and the secret to hamburger heaven
- The Perfect Sunset Burger
- Gorgonzola Burgers
- Green Chile Cheeseburgers
- Herb Butter Burgers
- Spicy Tomato Burgers
- Steak Tartare-Flavored Burgers
Tan lines on your feet, children running through sprinklers, burgers sizzling on the grill: Certain things let you know you’re deep in summer. Hamburgers can be broiled or pan-fried, but a good grilled burger ― with its smoky char and rich, juicy meat ― has no equal.All you have to do to turn out a really great burger is follow the simple steps in each of the recipes above and try the key to burger perfection: How to grind your own meat. You’ll have burgers that are bursting with flavor.
Commercially ground meat should be thoroughly cooked (to an internal temperature of 160°) to kill bacteria ― which means burgers can end up dry. These recipes all yield well-done burgers that are also moist and delicious.