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Old 01-16-2020, 09:00 AM
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Thinking about making an awesome cheeseburger at some point this weekend. What's your preference?

I like to mix some jalepeno and grated parmasian along with some franks hot sauce in my ground beef. Grill it, serve with sauteed onions, melted cheddar cheese, lettuce tomato and mayo.
Old 01-16-2020, 09:05 AM
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Lipton onion soup mix (dry), mixed into ground beef, then grilled. Swiss cheese, sauteed mushrooms, fried onions, maybe some pickles, and a little 1,000 island dressing.

I've also had a peanut butter sauce on a burger, and that is surprisingly good.
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Ground beef mixed with a little fatty bacon pieces and jalepenos, hand made patties 1/4#. Then soaked in Worcester and Spicy steak seasoning. Grilled and flipped only once, when the sides of the burger are rounding up and burger if firm. Cheddar cheese as I take off the grill. Pretzel bun. Purple Onion, Lettuce, Tomato. Mayo. Enjoy.
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Now I want a Cheeseburger instead of a salad.

Thanks a lot.
Old 01-16-2020, 09:27 AM
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Start with quality beef....and not lean...need fat.
Sea salt over both sides...
Grilled on flame

Alternative...ground buffalo....fat it up with something....or pats of butter...following same as above.

At the end, some ground black pepper.

I like to keep the meat simple....not drown it or cover it up with too many additives.

As for some toppings..yeah, bacon, good cheddar, mushrooms....jalapenos...good options there!
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Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
Start with quality beef....and not lean...need fat.
Sea salt over both sides...
Grilled on flame

Alternative...ground buffalo....fat it up with something....or pats of butter...following same as above.

At the end, some ground black pepper.

I like to keep the meat simple....not drown it or cover it up with too many additives.

As for some toppings..yeah, bacon, good cheddar, mushrooms....jalapenos...good options there!
Same, I'm a salt and pepper guy with a direct flame kiss. L/T/Mayo....maybe some bacon or shrooms, etc...
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You want fatty beef for a burger. At least 80/20 if not 73/27 is even better. And Brioche buns, you want good thick buns, white bread buns just fall apart.

As was already said, mix in 1 packet of lipton beefy onion soup mix for each pound of burger. Also add a couple splashes of soy sauce or Worcestershire.

Use a patty press to make 1/3rd pound burgers. Put them on the grill and at the same time lay out 2 strips of bacon per burger on the grill.
When your bacon is done, your burger is done. You want your bacon cooked, but not super crispy. Lay the bacon on top of the burger in an X pattern, and then put 2 thick cut slices of Land o' Lakes american cheese.
Burgers are the ONE time that american cheese is acceptable. You want that super melty gooey american.

Possible modification: Add a dallop of good BBQ sauce (Stubbs or something without HFCS in it. Sweet Baby Rays you can throw right out, that stuff is junk) on top of the bacon before installing cheese.

While the cheese is melting, toast your buns on the grill. Both top and bottom.

Remove buns and burgers from grill.

Apply a light coat of mayo to BOTH top and bottom buns. Then lettuce, thin sliced tomato, and purple onion.

This is the only acceptable way to eat a burger. I refuse to listen to anyone who says otherwise.
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Smash burger. Bun toasted. Pickles, onions, KMM.
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I'm with Bourdain on the bun.
1. The Brioche Hamburger Bun: "The hamburger bun is designed to ABSORB grease, not add greasiness to the experience. A proper hamburger bun should retain its structural integrity, playing its role as delivery vehicle for the meat patty until the last bite. The brioche bun, woefully unsuitable for this role, crumbles. God is against the brioche bun."
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As others said, quality beef. Seasoning of your choice and Worcestershire mixed in. Make in balls and smash on hot griddle/cast iron. Add condiments of choice and bacon and serve on a bun of your choice.
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Originally Posted by REMfish7 View Post
Smash burger. Bun toasted. Pickles, onions, KMM.
This reminds me of the video I just watched yesterday. Gonna try it this weekend.
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Fresh jalapeno slices with cheddar melted on top.
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Jimmy's got it wrong. I like mine with sir kensington ketchup
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Mustard, mayonnaise, onion (yellow, thick slice), cole slaw.
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Pan-fried, medium, blue cheese, pickles, tomatoes.
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The key by a large margin is the quality of the meat. Bacon was first out on burgers to hide poor meat quality. When I grew up my parents would split a full steer with 2 other families. To this day steaks and burgers are ruined if not top quality meat.
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Originally Posted by thefuzz View Post
Same, I'm a salt and pepper guy with a direct flame kiss. L/T/Mayo....maybe some bacon or shrooms, etc...
Bingo! Keep it simple.
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Grind up brisket. Best burger you’ve had
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Originally Posted by thefuzz View Post
Now I want a Cheeseburger instead of a salad.

Thanks a lot.

Nah nothing beats a salad

















































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Originally Posted by FL.flatback 222 View Post
This reminds me of the video I just watched yesterday. Gonna try it this weekend.https://youtu.be/3yX_bpbCmfo
This is the winner. I cook these at the sandbar all the time.

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