How To Make Hamburgers (The RIGHT Way)
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- 2 pounds ground chuck (70% lean 30% fat)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
- 2 teaspoons burger or steak seasoning (or to taste)
- 8 slices cheese (optional)
Preheat grill to medium to medium-high heat (400-450 degrees. Some grills burn extra hot so adjust accordingly.) and place seasoned griddle over the top of the grill grates. Gently divide the beef into 8 equal clumps, do not over-handle (see notes above).When griddle is hot, spray with cooking spray and place a clump of beef on the griddle, pressing down slightly with hands.
Season with salt and burger seasonings to taste (just a sprinkle of salt and about 1/4 teaspoon seasoning). Spray the burger press with cooking spray and press down on the beef making it flat. Keep the press on for about 30-seconds to 1 minute.
Spray the burger press with cooking spray and press down on the beef making it flat. Keep the press on for about 30-seconds to 1 minute.
Remove the press and flip the burger. Season the cooked side with a little salt and seasoning and then press down with the press again for another minute or until you reach your desired doneness.
Add cheese (optional) and remove burger from grill. Place burger on a plate and cover with foil for 3-5 minutes (if you added cheese, make sure the foil doesn't touch the cheese... it will stick).
Serve with hamburger buns and your favorite burger toppings and condiments.
Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 395mg | Potassium: 334mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 281IU | Calcium: 222mg | Iron: 2mg