I’d like to take a moment to introduce Ian Bowen from www.tasteofBBQ.com. He’s here today to offer advice on cooking the perfect burger. Seriously, I made these last night (though I’ll admit a meat grinder was lacking in my rendition), and you really don’t want to miss out on this recipe. Your cook out may not result in the end the world if you don’t follow these tips, but then again, it might. At the very least, your burgers won’t taste as good. So, in short: Follow Ian’s tips and prevent the apocalypse. The world–and your taste buds–will thank you for it.
Grilling the Perfect Burger:
“It’s summertime and the livin’ is easy,” or at least that’s what the song says. It conjures classic images of beautiful blue skies and warm weather; family and friends enjoying a backyard barbecue; nice juicy burgers washed down with lots of cold beer.
The reality is most folks today are so busy they’ve little time left to enjoy the simple pleasures of summertime and their backyard BBQs. This means it can be tempting to take the easy way out and just buy pre-made burgers from the grocery store instead of spending a bit more time to make good-old-fashioned, home-made hamburgers.
But you’d be surprised to learn just how easy it is to make the perfect gourmet burger. And I’m here to show you just how simple it is.
It all starts when you buy the meat. Here’s a place you don’t want to skimp. I know that sounds obvious, but you’d be surprised what goes into those pre-made burgers-in-a-box from the supermarket.
Ideally you’d buy fresh meat and grind it yourself, that way you know exactly what’s in your burger. It does take a bit more time (and not everyone has a meat grinder) but it’s probably the one thing that separates perfect gourmet burgers from, well, all the rest. I definitely recommend using a meat grinder, but you don’t have to have one to make these burgers. So keep on reading!