Questions about the classic American sandwich, the hamburger and how to prepare them. Do not use this tag for "hamburger meat" aka ground beef or beef mince outside the context of the sandwich.

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Buying first cast iron pan size/depth/shape

I am planing to buy my first cast Iron pan and I would like to get advice on which size/shape/depth should I should choose. For example I am looking at this: size: 25.4cm depth: 4.45cm size: ...
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How can I make fresh burger buns like Hardees?

I am pretty new to baking and having recently just come back from Saudi Arabia I was privileged to visit the Hardees food chain (non in the UK where I live) and fallen in love with their fresh baked ...
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Does placement of ingredients and condiments on a sandwich change the taste?

When making a cold deli meat sandwich or a burger, does layering the solid ingredients and condiments in a different order change the taste or mouth-feel? If so, how and why? Are there reasons to ...
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Getting some crispiness in Burgers' crust

I have been reading so much about making good burgers and after a few attempts, I thought I achieved a good level. I have been following the Serious Eats tips. But last night I went to a Burger ...
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What is the secret of making a really juicy burger?

As the title says; What is the secret of making a really juicy burger?
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Can I cook hamburgers in the microwave oven?

What would be the main differences between frying hamburgers and cooking them in the microwave oven? I'm stuck in a hostel with only a microwave oven and a water cooker.
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How to prevent fat splashes when I fry a burger?

The question How do you grill a perfect burger? tells me the best solution is to fry not grill, but I find frying makes such a mess I spend ages cleaning up afterwards. So I grill burgers using my ...
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Are meatballs different from Hamburgers other than in terms of size?

The recipes in for meatballs and hamburgers have their variations, but a lot of overlap. Many look almost the same. Other than the cooking method and size, is there a fundamental difference that sets ...
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How to keep my turkey burgers from crumbling

I combined a pound of lean ground turkey with 3/4 cup each of chopped red onion and medium salsa. It was delicious, but it was also pretty crumbly, is there something I can do to make it hold together ...
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What is the difference between grills when frying a burger?

I'm new to cooking and I saw that there is several ways to fry/cook a burger. Saw it with a stone grill, pan, iron griddle; Would like to hear other types also. But what is the difference in the ...
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Hamburger meat falling apart [duplicate]

I ran the meat through mincer once, formed burger approx. 3cm high, seasoned it, oiled from one side and put it in very heated pot and I put the lid on it. When I was turning it the other side down, ...
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How do I make a really flavorful turkey burger?

Since turkey burgers don't have a lot of fat, you lose a lot of the flavor that you get with beef. Also, you have to make sure you cook them through (170 degrees), so they tend to dry out. What are ...
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How to put the bacon IN the burger?

I want to make unique and hopefully really awesome bacon cheeseburgers tonight. If I had been thinking I would have purchased cuts of meat to grind myself, possibly with the cooked bacon, but what I ...
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How do I cook a frozen hamburger in the microwave?

I bought some hamburgers (I mean the meat, not the full sandwich) in vacuum packing and I froze them in the freezer. Can now I cook them in the microwave? If so, how and how long?
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Pickle Accompanying Hotdogs, Burgers, Sandwiches in the US

The following was observed in the US --- it may be an American phenomenon. I have recently observed in my restaurant visits that more often that not, if I order a burger, sandwich, or a hotdog, I am ...
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How to make professional style burger buns?

I've tried everything to try and get soft professional cooking burger buns; Tons of recipes and emulsifiers (lecithin , Vitamin C, Improvers, Vital Wheat gluten etc etc), Stretch and Fold method, but ...
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Do burgers cook better when close or far apart?

I was in a debate with a friend in regards to cooking burgers if they should be close together or far apart on a grill. I searched the site but did not find anything that would answer my question so ...
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Best practices to minimize smoke when cooking meat using a cast iron skillet

What are the recommendations to minimize the amount of smoke generated when cooking burgers, steaks or other meats in a cast-iron pan?
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Is ground beef that was in the refrigerator for two weeks and has turned brown still usable?

I bought some ground beef around 2 weeks ago and used half of it, putting the rest in a freezer bag in my fridge (not the freezer). It has since turned brown (not red, as when I bought it). Is it ...
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Would it be advisable to partially pre-grill hamburgers and freeze so that they can be pan fried when a customer orders?

I have a small restaurant and we serve hamburgers. But we are trying to speed up service and thinking of ways to do that. We don't have a commercial grill, so heating up a grill takes too much time. I ...
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Substitution for egg to bind hamburger mince

My wife is having pregnancy cravings for (homemade) hamburgers, but has developed a prenatal allergy / intolerance to egg. What is a possible replacement for egg to stop a hamburger pattie from ...
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Can I make meatloaf with soy burger meat?

I bought beef burgers only to find out they're not actually beef, they're soy burgers. I don't like them, so I want to try and spice them up and give them flavor. Can I defrost the burgers and make ...
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Freezing turkey burgers?

I have prepared a big batch of raw turkey patties that I would like to bag and freeze, now the patties are too soft to handle and to put in the bags... What is the best method of doing this? I was ...
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Getting the lighter fluid taste out of burgers, after the fact

My burgers came off the grill tasting and smelling like lighter fluid. Are there any ways to reduce or remove the taste and smell from the leftovers? In the future I'm using one of those charcoal ...
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Is there a good way to cook a hamburger on a cast iron skillet?

So I'm trying to find a consistent way of getting good quality, medium-rare burgers without firing up the grill. The burgers always end up cooked on the outside quicker; the inside is still red (not ...
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How to cook grass-fed, high-fat hamburger on electric stove?

I've managed, through trial-and-error, to learn how to cook regular hamburgers on an electric stove. But recently, I've switched to grass-fed beef (with 25% fat, higher than regular hamburgers), with ...
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Mustard-fried burger patty

One of the signature items of the California-based burger chain In-n-Out Burger is the "Animal Style" burger from their secret menu, which features a mustard-fried burger patty. It has a slightly ...
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How to bake burger buns so that they expand horizontally instead of expanding vertically?

We are trying to bake burger buns and we usually play the rounded individual dough on the baking tray and use another baking tray to press it down to flatten it. Now our hands are so sore after ...
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How to make salt in burger permeate throughout the entire meat?

I have been eating beef burgers from various different shops however having asked them they ALL use the exact same brand and product. Here in east london uk they also all use a standard flat top ...
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How to prevent bursting from cheese stuffed beef patties?

I am trying to perfect the cheese burger, and an important part for me is the cheese stuffed patty. I am trying to find a way to prevent the cheese from bursting out? Is there a type of cheese I can ...
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Grilling burgers: flip once, or keep flipping?

When grilling burgers I usually flip several times, but have recently been advised to cook forever on once side, flip once, cook and be done. Is that the best way to do it? How do you know when a ...
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What are the best cuts of meat for grinding burgers?

I recently bought the grinder attachment for my Kitchen-Aid mixer. I tried grinding some chuck steaks but it was tedious as I constantly had to clear out stringy tendon/gristle pieces (not sure of the ...
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Make bacon less salty

I just finished a burger that I got at a local butcher/deli. The burger was half ground chuck and half apple wood smoked bacon. It was delicious. The only problem I have with it is that it was very ...
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How can I make home-made veggie burgers stay together so I can grill them?

I tried this weekend to make veggie burgers to cook on the grill, with fake ground beef (maybe Gimme Lean or something like that), egg, breadcrumbs, spices, and they totally fell apart. Is there a ...
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Preventing a burnt burger patty when pan frying

So when I cook the burger patties on a frying pan (I lack fancier methods of cooking them), the bottom tends to get burnt pretty black. Yet when I bite into the burger, you can see that it's only a ...
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How do you grill a perfect burger?

I'm a pretty good griller (gas barbeque). I can turn out perfect steaks, fish, duck breasts, and even an entire leg of pork. The one thing that eludes me is the simple burger. Even with lean beef, ...
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How can I add more “chew” to veggie burgers with only vegetables?

I, like many, have been on the search for the perfect veggie burger. And to my mind, there is a difference between "burgers" derived from a combination of legumes, grains, and/or fungus (ex. tofu, ...
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Why do hamburger patties have ridges on one side?

Why do hamburgers have one streaked/furrowed and one smooth side? Which side should be cooked first in a pan? I'm talking about their shape, not their color or anything similar. If you look at a raw ...
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How to cook meat? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the secret of making a really juicy burger? Well I want to be more independent and cook for my self. How can I say, cook a burger on a frying pan? I know you ...
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What's that scum at the sides of my home-made burger when I cook it?

When I do home-made burgers, my mix is as follows: ground beef bread-crumbs or grated potatoe egg parmezan cheese salt, pepper, sweek paprika dijon mustard a bit of olive oil sometimes pieces of ham ...
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A burger made from pastrami

For the past few months, I've been doing a fair amount of curing, and I think I've gotten my pastrami down pretty nicely. Now that warm weather is here, I have burgers on the brain, and considering ...
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Making patties from half-cooked ground beef

My roommate decided to store a sizable purchase of ground beef in the freezer. For reasons I don't entirely understand, he would thaw it as needed at cook temperature in the microwave, then refreeze. ...
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Pan-fried hamburgers, what temperature?

I am trying to cook hamburgers in a 12" pan on my stovetop. I am attempting to replicate some hamburgers I have had at a "local" place around here (read: 1.5 hours away), where the burgers are not ...
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Are there any differences that need to be accounted for when changing a hamburger from grilled to griddled?

I have a friend that is about to open a food truck and he has asked me to use my burger recipe. I have spent a long time perfecting it, but I have always made it with thick patties meant for the ...
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Why do my burgers end up round?

When I broil or grill my burgers, I end up with burgers that are round in the middle. I grind my own beef blend and form my patties the same every time. When I cook my burgers in a pan I don't get ...
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Cook Burger on Stove - Turns Gray

So I've been wondering why whenever I cook burgers, they end up turning into a gray color, and a greasy mess. I'm restricted only to a stove top pan and oven, and I'm sure that's contributing to it, ...
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How to taste hamburgers for seasoning?

How would I make sure that my hamburgers (or any food unsuitable raw) tastes good? With other foods, it is possible to adjust the spice proportions according to taste, but I would not taste the raw ...
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Why do my hamburgers smoke?

Whenever I fry hamburgers I can't help but notice that they create a lot of smoke. I have brand new non-stick pans, and an electric stove. I cook them on setting 6, where the stoves max is 8. I don't ...
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How to cook bison burgers (a.k.a. buffalo burgers)?

I'm wondering how to cook frozen bison burgers (also known as buffalo burgers). The package (Carmen Creek) says "cook slightly less than regular hamburgers" - but since I'm not a cook, and have no ...
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How long is cooked hamburger able to sit in a crockpot?

I came across a crockpot recipe for burritos. It calls for cooked hamburger (1 lb) as one of its ingredients and specifies that I should cook the mixture on low for 6-10 hours. Is this safe? Whenever ...