Introduction: The Perfect Hamburger

This is for the perfect hamburger it's a simple recipe that tastes great.  I hope you enjoy

Step 1: Step 1 Prepping the Ground Beef

Take one pound of ground beef, turkey or whatever meat you prefer & lay it out then flatten.  Not too much though because it will make it harder to work w/ down the road.  Then sprinkle w/ a liberal amount of kosher salt & kneed together till it is thoroughly mixed.

Step 2: Step 2 Weighing Out the Meat

Split the meat into equal portions.

Step 3: Step 3 Forming the Patties

If you don't have a patty press then form your patties as evenly as possible.  But if you do have a patty press I recommend covering the patty press with wax paper so that the meat doesn't make too much of a mess & it's also allot easier to clean up.  Then press the lid down after you have it adjusted to the proper thickness & re-do it with the second patty.

Step 4: Step 4 Resting the Meat

Let the patties sit for no less then ten minutes.  It allows the salt to properly adjust the flavors of the meat to make it juicier & also allows the juices to re-distribute when it is cooked.

Step 5: Step 5 Let the Cooking Begin

Set your range to medium because it will cook the meat properly & not burn it if watched well.  I use a griddle 'cause it heats up faster & holds the heat better but you can use a pan as well just follow the same steps. 

1:  Put pan or griddle on stove & till it is heated up to a point where you can put your hand about three inches above the pan & you can feel some serious heat.

2:  Then place the patties on the pan.

Step 6: Step 6 Cooking the Patties

Cook the patties till they are showing about 1/4" cooked on the underside when they are flipped they will have a nice crust on the once underside.  Then wait till the burgers are fully cooked to your desired doneness.

Step 7: Step 7 Making the Best Toasted Buns Ever

Put your buns onto the griddle & toast till the edges are nice & toasted.

Step 8: Step 8 Don't Forget

If you want cheese burgers, add the cheese to the freshly cooked patties right after they are pulled from the grill/or pan let them sit there for about 3-5 min to allow the juices to redistribute through the meet.

Step 9: Step 9 Doctoring Your Buns

Yes I know it sounds silly so :P

Once the buns are pulled from the griddle they should look like this, add a thin layer of mayo or miracle whip & some freshly ground pepper & then immediately place the hot patties to create a killer sauce under the patty

Step 10: Step 10 FINALLY!!!!!!

Now plate w/ a nice helping plate of home made french fries (they will come in a later instructable)

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sofiadragon1979 made it! (author)2012-07-06

Yay I got featured, thank you very much to all of those who helped this happen!

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sofiadragon1979 made it! (author)2012-07-02

The salt does allot more then you would expect, anything that you add to it after it is done is up to you, I agree w/ mh76dk on the LTO & Bacon you can't go wrong w/ that but egg on a burger not my cup of tea, I prefer white tea thank you very much lol :P.

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jdege made it! (author)2012-07-02

OK, this just won't do.

http://aht.seriouseats.com/archives/2008/05/the-blumenburger-the-most-laborintensive-hamburger-in-the-world.html

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mh76dk made it! (author)2012-07-02

Good basic version I would say... but where are the required onions, bacon and sliced boiled eggs (ok, boiled eggs arent required but damn nice). it also seems to be slightly lacking on the green side (cucumber/salad) but I can live without growing rabbit-ears ;-)

Id still eat it though, looks yummy

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