You have to try this hamburger recipe. I can’t stress enough-you have to try this to understand just how good this is. I found this a while back at the Six Sisters website and almost ignored it. There were so many popup ads that I almost left the site but luckily I ignored them and found this recipe.
Step one is the beef. Try to get a blend of round steak, chuck steak and brisket if you can. You will have the best results if you work with an 80/20 blend (80% beef, 20% fat) although I sometimes use a 70/30 blend if the mix has a lot of brisket.
It’s easier to shape the patties if the meat is cold. I really like to use a hamburger mold but you can form the patty by hand. Make sure you have compressed the patty tightly and try to make it as round as possible.
Don’t add liquids to the meat mixture, this can cause your hamburger patty to fall apart when cooking. It usually works best if you add liquids by basting, especially barbecue sauce or Worcestershire. If your patty absolutely refuses to stay together, add an egg.
On To The Recipe
Yes, we are going to follow a recipe to make a hamburger. Not only for the burger itself but a recipe for a fabulous sauce (way better than a well known special sauce). You can use any cheese that you like, the recipe uses Monterrey jack cheese. I like bacon on my burgers but you can add or subtract toppings as you and your guests desire.
- 1 pound ground beef (I used 80/20 – fattier meat means a juicier burger!)
- 5 sesame seed buns
- 1/2 cup Monterrey jack cheese, grated
- 1/8 – 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
- Seasoned salt, to taste
- Black pepper, to taste
- Onion powder, to taste
Secret Sauce Ingredients:
- 3/4 cup mayo
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup relish
- 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- Seasoned salt, to taste
- In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, grated cheese, bbq sauce, and seasonings. Don’t add too much bbq sauce or the patties will have a hard time taking shape. Shape patties that are about 1 inch thick (about 5 patties). (You can also freeze the patties after shaping them for about 1 hour to help them hold their shape.)
- Turn grill up to high and let it get hot. Set your electric griddle at 375 degrees.
- Reduce heat to medium-high and place the burgers on the grill. Allow this side of the patty to cook for about 4-6 minutes, but make sure it does not burn. Then flip the burger over and cook until done.
- For the sauce, combine all sauce ingredients and whisk until well mixed. Taste and adjust ingredients to your liking.
- Assemble the burgers and serve with the special sauce and other hamburger toppings of choice.
Don’t flip the burgers too often, this can cause them to fall apart. I think a toasted bun is a secret gift so I always butter my buns and grill them until they start to turn color.