Burgers burgers burgers
October 16, 2009 1:51 PM Subscribe
posted by AceRock (55 comments total)
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The perfect burger starts with the perfect blend of beef
Of course, not everyone agrees
on what that perfect blend
is. What is agreed upon is that when coming up with one's own blend, one should aim for a high fat to meat
ratio, and that everything should be very cold.
While grinding your own meat is safer than buying commercially ground beef, the risks of E. Coli are still present. You can mitigate these by boiling the cuts of beef for 30-60 seconds
before grinding. This will kill surface bacteria while only overcooking a tiny portion of the meat.
Opinions vary on what the best technique for cooking a burger is. Some prefer a fluffier, non-compressed
patty, while others prefer the Shake Shack smash
For the ultimate in burger geekdom, you can try the Blumenburger
, a 32 ingredient, 30 hour ordeal that may or may not be worth it. If you're just looking to make your burger toppings more interesting, here is some inspiration
And if you think you've reached burger mastery and are entertaining the notion of opening your own burger joint, check out what goes into such an endeavor