If stereotypes serve right (ha!), "I love you" is the hardest thing to say (or most dangerous). Unless of course its a contagious message in your mailbox awaiting outlook to execute and infect.... And these burgers are contagious!

I personally like my burgers thin, flavorful and I like to eat a lot of them. I really don't like burgers that are so thick that they take so long to cook that they crumble and leave you with a mouthful of meat (of any kind) and nothing else. Not to mention - no more circle burgers with square buns! I learned my lesson when I was little -- the cube won't fit into the circular hole :P

Here's how I make my burgers. If you like Parmesan cheese, you probably like Parmesano Reggiano which gives these burgers a unique aromatic flavor. Nothing says I love you more than a steaming heart made from ground meat :)

Step 1: Ingredients

Lean Ground Meat (Red, White, Other White or just other)
Parmigiano Reggiano

You'll also need a cheese grater for the Parmigiano, some sort of rolling pin (I used a beer bottle) and some freezer paper.
Nothing says "Love" like Red Meat!
Ewwwwww! I hate anything that is not well done. My mom & I act like we are vomiting when we see stuff like that.
Seriously, I got divorced because of a heart shaped bacon cheeseburger that I made my wife on father's day. Heart shaped bacon is easy and cool. Bake the bacon (bakin bacon. baking ba... ok. I guess you have to say that out loud a few times) and you can to mold it any way you wish. A foremanizer (dorm room valentines? foreman grills rule for bacon and don't suck for high fat ground beef. 85/15 is best imo.) works just as well, as does a panini press. Bake it for about 7 minutes a side, or until a desired crispness. Bonus points for heart shaped tomatoes and lettuce, too. Cupid's arrow carved out of pickle spears? Baked bacon? How about some pestled pesto? Does anyone else think that avocado on a hamburger is the best thing ever? Damn, now I'm hungry.
I swear, I nearly started drooling whilst reading this. I gotta make this sometime. Just one question, can you cook these on a pan rather than a griddle?
Great instruction. Thx a lot!
Ahhh Reggiano! Smells much less like vomit than ordinary parmesan (especially that atrocity in a can), yet tastes at least 33 and a third times better. Ever try grating with a Microplane? Works dandily for grating, zesting or mincing garlic (and fingers, if you ain't careful). Afterwards, you can use it to shape Bondo on your car. Question: Can one use a press sold as specifically for paninis, to grill burgers on? Got a reallly nice one, for X-mas, from the in-laws and I'd rather not bugger it up. Also, got me a pound of ground elk, that I'm keen to try this on.
Try Thousand Island dressing as a replacement for mayonnaise, its great. Also, consider adding chipotle peppers to the meat before cooking.
Thousand island is effectively Mayo, Ketchup (or catsup, depending on where you're from), and potentially sweet pickle relish... All of which end up in a burger in many occasions anyway
I don't know too much about cooking, but putting Parmesan Reggiano in the meat would make them really good, I'll have to try that next time.

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