There’s no better way to celebrate the 4th of July than with big, juicy burger. I've pulled together my tips on grilling the perfect burger and a few recipes for you to try this holiday weekend.
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Select the right meat, 80/20.
Use a bowl and a spoon to mix in seasonings so that the meat won’t fall apart. If you try to mixing the meat using your hands the fat will activate and the meat will start to fall apart. Just use your hands to form the patties at the end.
Add flavor. I love flavor especially in my burgers. I like to say in the bbq world that bacon is our penicillin, it cures all of our flavor needs. Sautee bacon and onions and mix INTO the burger meat. Also you'll want to add moisture to the meat, you can use anything like Worcestershire sauce, beer or wine.
Put a thumbprint in the center of each patty, otherwise your burger will turn into a meatball on the grill.
Make all patties the same thickness, that way they all go and off the grill at the same time. A burger press guarantees that your burgers are all the size. You can even pre-make the patties so that you are not doing it the day of your bbq.
Grill burgers at 450-500°. A 1/4 lb burger will take 3-4 minutes a side and a 1/2 lb patty will take 4-5 minutes a side. But if you want precision, the Weber Connect Smart Grilling Hub will walk you through how to grill the perfect burgers.
Bonus idea. One of my favorite ways to grill a burger is an inside out burger. Grill 2- 1/4 lb patties for 3-4 minutes on each side. Instead of putting the cheese on top, put the 2 pieces of cheese between the patties. Each bite is consistent, full of flavor and crazy good.
If you want to follow a recipe, then check out the 3 below. Have fun with it and share! We'd love to see what you grill! #DiscoverWhat'sPossible