I have just been crowned, the “Fearless Grill Meistress Burger Goddess”, by my dear sweet hubby, who swears that this is the world’s best burger! He had been on a quest since the early ’80’s, trying every burger in every fast food establishment, mom ‘n pop shop, and hole-in-the-wall burger joint across the globe, literally!!, and when he tried mine, he said that his quest was over! “This is it”.
The queen mother of all burgers.
He even wrote an entire article on it, on an assignment pertaining to, “what you’re passionate about”, an entire 750 word article with my (horrific!) pics and the recipe included, about his pursuit to find the “perfect burger”! NOT kidding!
I humbly have to agree. This truly is “it”! No need to look any further! It isn’t an overloaded, fussy, gobs of ingredients, complicated recipe for a burger. It doesn’t require weird, impossible to find ingredients that you know will not be pleasant tasting when combined, though “eclectic sounding”, either. This is good. REALLY good. Simple and easy to make, too, with easy to find ingredients. You can’t ask for better than that. Burgers, as with any beef, really, just don’t need tons of “stuff” on them. It only takes away from the shining star that they are, and masks what you’re craving to begin with.
Grilled to perfection, they can outshine a steak any day.
No special blend of beef is required, either. Nothing over the top expensive. As a matter of fact, a bit more fat in the meat is the perfect blend. 80/20 is about right. I would not go any leaner than that. Fat lends flavor, provides the juiciness required for a non-dry, non-bland burger, and most of it melts away when grilled anyways.
Take your time with these when grilling to ensure doneness inside, nice grill marks, and never, I mean NEVER EVER, press them with your spatula. All you are doing is pressing out all of the wonderful juices that keep it moist and help to cook it evenly inside.
Always let them rest for at least 5 minutes before inhaling to let the juices settle, calm down, and redistribute throughout the meat.
The minimal toppings and homemade condiment here are a must, though, or you just won’t get the whole “Holy….!” burger experience. Very minimal, but just “enough” to compliment, and not overpower.
So get out there, clean the winter off of your grill, grab a cold beverage and enjoy cooking in the warm sun and fresh air!
Updated photo! And more to come!
*This burger was served with my Copycat Five Guys Fries!