Grilling season is here and it’s time to heat up your Cal Flame BBQ grill! That also means it’s time to master a classic American favorite: the burger. Read these tips below if you want to make perfect, juicy, flavorful burgers that will definitely please everyone in the family.
1. MAKE YOUR OWN PATTIES
Although the pre-made patties may be tempting when you walk by them at the grocery store, a good quality and high fat content ground beef makes a world of difference. The best grilled burger comes from a lean-to-fat ratio of 70-to-30. Season well with salt and pepper, but make sure not to overdo the salt because this tends to give the meat a rubbery texture.
2. MAKE YOUR PATTIES THICK
A thicker burger means a juicier burger. This happens because the juiciness comes from the slightly undercooked, medium-rare meat. When it is thicker, it holds more juice, so make sure not to press your patties down with a spatula! This will cause them to lose all that delicious moisture.
3. KEEP YOUR PATTIES VERY COLD BEFORE GOING ON THE GRILL
This will allow you to get a great crust development while maintaining a nice medium-rare inside.
4. PICK THE RIGHT BUN
You are going to want a bun with full-bodied flavor and texture. It shouldn’t be too soft or too firm – you have to find that happy medium. We recommend a sourdough or potato bun. If you want to grill your buns, feel free to add some butter to get crispy, succulent edges. Also – make sure to avoid burning them.
5. EAT YOUR BURGERS STRAIGHT OFF THE GRILL
This tip may be a little controversial, but you shouldn’t let your burger patties rest. Slap it on a bun and enjoy your juicy burger straight off the grill!
For more information, please visit www.calflamebbq.com or dial 1-800-225-7727