Tuesday, May 31, 2011
A Square Route to Delicious Burgers
The point of the square burger is that it doesn’t shrink in on itself the way a round burger does. The physics of a square burger are what keeps it from shrinking and thus creates a juicy and perfectly cooked burger.
For burgers, the P90s pretty much stick with organic ground beef or grind it ourselves. And since I rarely have the patience/free time to grind my own beef, we usually just buy organic. If you can’t splurge for organic, read Fast Food Nation. Organic will suddenly seem like a bargain…
And for burgers I usually use 80/20. Anything leaner seems to dry out.
To make the square burgers, add seasoning (salt, pepper, whatever you like) and then work the beef into a square between sheets of wax paper or plastic wrap. Use a knife or pizza wheel to cut into four burgers of similar size.
Pre-heat the grill on high and then reduce heat to medium. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side (depending on how you like your burgers). And that’s it. Yum.