The Perfect Burger

Total Time
30mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
15 mins

Here are the ingredients & the instructions to make the perfect burger! Although it may not be the healthiest, use medium ground beef for moistness & flavour. The leaner varieties produce burgers that are drier with a denser, tighter texture. Don't use previously frozen meat as juices are lost during defrosting. If making ahead, cover with plastic wrap & refrigerate for no more than a day. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Lightly oil grill& heat BBQ to medium.
  2. Whisk egg in a bowl& add next 6 ingredients.
  3. Add any of the “stir-ins” that appeal to you.
  4. Crumble in beef& using your hands or a fork, gently mix together.
  5. Handle the meat as little as possible – the more you work it, the tougher it gets.
  6. Gently shape (don’t firmly press) mixture into burgers about ¾ inch thick.
  7. Using your thumb, make a shallow depression in the centre of each burger to prevent puffing up during cooking.
  8. Place burgers on the grill, close lid& BBQ until NO LONGER PINK INSIDE, turning once, about 6 – 8 minutes per side.
  9. An instant read thermometer should read 160F.
  10. Don't abuse your burgers by pressing with a spatula, pricking with a fork or turning frequently as precious juices will be lost!
  11. Tuck into a warm crusty bun& add your favourite toppings.