How to Grill Juicy Burgers Every Time
There’s nothing like throwing some burgers on the grill in the summer. It’s a cheap way to enjoy a meal, whether for a small group or a crowd. But burgers aren’t likely to hit the spot if they’re not nice and juicy. The folks over at The Kitchn think they’ve got the method down. The trick is not only in the grilling itself, but in the preparation.
Here are their 3 main tips to remember for grilling juicy burgers:
- Don’t over-handle the meat
- Flip burgers just once on the grill
- Never flatten burgers with your spatula
Here’s what you’ll need to make 8 quarter-pound burgers:
- 2 lbs of 80/20 ground beef
- 1/2 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Freshly ground pepper
- 8 thin slices of cheese (optional)
- 8 hamburger buns
Then the real trick comes in the way you should prepare the meat:
While the grill is warming, prepare the burgers. Gently pat the ground beef into a log roughly 2 feet long on a clean baking sheet. Use your thumb to make a deep trough in the center. Sprinkle the onions evenly down the trough. Whisk together the Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, and garlic powder, and sprinkle this over the onions. Finish with a few grinds of fresh black pepper over everything.
Head over to The Kitchn for full instructions on how to make the juiciest burgers you’ve ever had!