Jul 31, 2018
The Perfect Burger
Ahh, the joys of summer. With the longer days in full effect, there are few things in this world more gratifying than relaxing in the summer sun at a backyard barbecue.
Between the laughter of your friends in the air and the frosty beverage in your hand, you've got all the makings of a perfect moment. But do you know what would make this moment even better?
Nothing too fancy, just an old-fashioned delicious hamburger. Juicy, toasty, cheesy, and classic. The way a hamburger was meant to be.
Well look at that, thanks to our friends at Big City Diner, we've got the insider's guide to whipping up a classic burger. No frills, just pure and simple deliciousness if you follow these basic rules.
Here's what you'll need for a classic burger:
The Bun: Potato bun, which yields a softer and slightly sweeter taste.
The Cheese: We're working on a classic burger here, so we recommend a tried and tested cheddar cheese or Wisconsin jack.
The Burger: Opt for ground beef burger that has a higher fat content, around 30 percent, to ensure the burger stays juicy on the grill.
The Toppings: For a classic cheeseburger, keep your toppings simple and stick to three ingredients: Green-leaf lettuce, a few thin slices red onions, and a slice of a ripe tomatoes. Don't overthink it.
The Grill: Over a hot grill, cook your burgers to 155 degrees for medium or up to 165 for well done.
The Condiments: A light smear of mayonnaise on the bun; ketchup and mustard optional.
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