Beef Burgers

Hamburger
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Heat the grill to medium-high. Divide the meat and gently form it into 4 balls. (Do not overwork the meat.)
  2. Flatten the balls into 3/4-inch-thick patties. Flatten the top and sides of each patty to ensure that the thickness is the same throughout. Use your fingers to make a shallow well in the top of each patty. (This will prevent overplumping.) Season the patties with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper.
  3. Oil the grill grate using a pair of tongs and a paper towel dipped in canola oil. Cook the burgers (with the wells facing up) until they release easily from the grill, 4 to 5 minutes for medium. Flip and cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 155°F, or 4 to 5 minutes for medium. Serve on rolls with the desired toppings.
By June, 2009

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 360Calories From Fat 151
  • Protein 31g
  • Carbohydrate 21g
  • Sugar 3g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Fat 17g
  • Sat Fat 6g
  • Sodium 663mg
  • Cholesterol 84mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Charcoal grill
To get that oozing, melted effect that everyone craves, add the cheese 2 minutes before the burger is done and cook with the grill covered.

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