Questions tagged [hamburgers]

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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How can I avoid my patties bulging in the middle?

When cooking beef or turkey patties on the skillet, I often end up with them bulging in the middle. See photo below. One patty is bulging like crazy, the other is more normal. This bulging results in ...
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Extremely hard layer after cooking the burger on the grill

It was the first time I tried making burgers at home. I did some research on the subject. I just put salt and pepper into the ground beef. Then I heated the iron grill well and applied a small amount ...
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Accidentally wolfed down a rare burger [closed]

I got an Angus burger patty from the meat counter at my local Kroger. I cooked it for about 5 minutes on each side on medium heat with a lid on the pan. The burger was a bit thicker. I was so hungry ...
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Ate raw beef patty that I microwaved for 2 mins first, Is it safe?

I was given this Great Value brand beef patty from a person who didn't like them. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Great-Value-100-Pure-Beef-Patties-8-lb-32-Count/10804578 I don't have a grill or stove ...
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Whole Egg, Egg White or Egg Yolk for binding Hamburgers

When I make hamburger patties for the kids I like to add extra grated vegetables in there - usually zucchini, carrots, and onion. Also some herbs. Unfortunately when I cook them the burgers ...
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What are some methods for parcooking hamburgers?

Im trying to find a faster way to serve cheeseburgers. I was thinking maybe i could par cook 10-15 patties up to 90% done right before rush hour then store them in a steam table with beef broth, then ...
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Frozen raw beef patties vs cooked refrigerated patties?

I love making burgers but it often ends up being very uneconomical since I can only get ground beef in 1kg+ amounts here and it often expires on the same day. Due to its short shelf life, I basically ...
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How can I keep my burgers flat?

I have tried to keep my burgers flat for a while but they always end up turning into a ball and I have to flatten them out as they cook, even tried the little hole in the middle of the patty but it ...
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Patty Integrity and Seasoning?

Should you season the meat of a patty before or after it's formed? I've heard that it allows for more flavour if you were to add salt and pepper from the start, but I'm told doing that will cause the ...
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Ground beef burger patties turn gray not brown

Every time I try to cook burgers or meatloaf, my ground beef just ends up turning gray/white, instead of normal charred dark brown. I cant understand why. I have tried buying lean ground beef and ...
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Refrigerate and separate patties

I make up several burger patties in advance with peppers, onions, and spices. I use wax paper to separate them. If I put them in the freezer they separate fine. If I just refrigerate they stick ...
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Is it possible to make burger buns pans made with paper tape?

I know that there are professional burger bun pans (such as silicone or metal) available, but I've heard that some burger restaurants make their own bread with crafted pans made of paper tape since ...
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Are rare burgers safe?

On a recent trip to France, I had a burger that was still pink in the middle. I know this is incredibly common in France (and it was delicious!) - but, as I understand it, it would never be allowed in ...
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How to mix butter with meat

I work in a burger factory and I have a question about a product we are trying to produce. We want to create a burger patty with butter in it. But when we mix all the ingredients (mostly ground meat ...
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Veggie burgers that Bleed [closed]

I have found these veggie burgers that bleed; but as we can see the price is hefty (~$62 for 5 lbs). I want to replicate them at home. They would have to be very convincing - ideally, the person ...
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How to recreate the sauce in McDonald's 1955 Burger?

For a few weeks, my local McDonalds was selling a burger called the "1955 Burger", which had a really delicious sauce with lots of other things mixed in. I tried buying various BBQ sauces in the ...
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Adding water to a pan-fried burger

I picked up this trick from one of the restaurants I used to work at. When cooking a beef hamburger on a med-high stove-top, they would add a half ounce of water midway through cooking and cover the ...
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Burger without patty?

So I ordered a hamburger at a new restaurant and they brought me the burger but without a patty, with two slices of square salami in it. When I asked them where the patty was, they said I should've ...
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Regarding Connecticut style steamed burgers - is the container necessary?

To my knowledge, Connecticut style steamed burgers are only found commercially in Connecticut, but thanks to the Internet, they have become a kind of thing elsewhere. If you don't know what they are, ...
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Reheating grilled hamburger patties

We grilled a bunch of meats for a large party. Now I have leftover hamburgers, hotdogs, and bratwursts. Note these are still “bare” meat items, not assembled hamburgers etc. What’s the best way to re-...
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What is the proper way to cook a hamburger on a Pit Barrel Cooker that doesn't result in fast cooking taste?

I have a Pit Barrel Cooker. I have made hamburgers on it before but I keep running into several issues. When it comes to anything else, brisket, ribs, chicken, etc. everything turns out great! But ...
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Should Pickle Slices be Above or Below the Hamburger

When making hamburgers that will be eaten in a bun should the pickle slices be placed above the hamburger like this: Or should they be placed below the hamburger like here: Of course, there are ...
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What type of bread buns do premium burger restaurants use? [closed]

If you have a hamburger at a fancy deli they'll often have a very fancy bun. However, I have never seen these buns for sale at bakeries or grocery stores. What kind of different buns exist for "high ...
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Can I use Maida atta instead of plain flour for breading?

So guys I want to make a dish called Crispy Chicken Burger patties and in the recipe it is prescribed to coat the chicken in plain flour to make it crispy so I wanted to ask if I can use Maida atta as ...
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How is one supposed to properly eat multi-level hamburgers?

Well my question is exactly what is says in the title. I come from a culture that has hamburger-style meal. Unlike hamburger, our plyeskavitsa (or pljeskavica using another type of transliteration) ...
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How should burger patties be prepared in terms of mixing and flavourings?

In this article by Kenji from serious eats he discusses forming the patty to a bare minimum so the strands of ground beef are still visible. He also recommends only salting the beef just before making ...
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What are the best burger buns available in the UK? [closed]

In recipes online I see recommendations for buns such as Martin's Potato Rolls. However it doesn't seem like it's possible to get this kind of bun in the UK, or indeed anything other than the basic no ...
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Cooling cooked onions before adding to raw mince

In Masterchef The Professionals (season 8 episode 11), Marcus Wareing demonstrates his skills test and cooks a burger. In the process, he rapidly cools the onions after sweating them by placing them ...
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How to get Grill/Sear Marks

I've made some very tasty steaks on the grill. I use an entire chimney's worth of charcoal, probably 3-4lbs, let the grill get extremely hot, thrown on the steak and still not gotten nice pronounced ...
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How to convert grilled Beer Can Burger recipe to oven baked

I've been looking at Beer Can Burger recipes where you make a big burger and push a beer can in it to make a hole and then fill the whole with veggies, cheese etc and wrap bacon around the burger. ...
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What makes frozen burger patties bland?

This has confused me for a while: it's observable that a lot of all-beef burger patties from grocery stores and fast food joints taste dull compared to homemade ground beef, but is the key difference ...
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When is it OK to cook a burger medium?

When does it seem to be OK to eat burgers cooked medium and sometimes not? I live in the UK and for many years it has been well-instructed that you cook your burger through to ensure that any ...
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Dry brining burger patties with onions

I tend to mix in some onions when making burger onions, before putting on a rack and letting it sit in the fridge for an hour before cooking. With that said, if I dry brine at the same time, will the ...
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Why do fry cooks use water to cook burgers?

I'm sitting at a diner and I'm curious if there is a reason as to why the fry cook cooked my burger the way he did. The process is different from the one I'd use at home. The cook put the burger on ...
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Minimalist Burger Patties [closed]

I've got more grass-fed ground beef than I know what to do with and, I'd like to perfect my burger recipe. I see lots of involved recipes with tons of spices, but I'm looking to keep it simple. The ...
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How to avoid burned layer on seared hamburger?

I usually make my hamburgers at home by putting a little oil in a pan and then just placing the patty in it on medium heat for 10-15 minutes. Inevitably, while the meat ends up about medium rare, ...
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What is the diference between a quinoa burger, a quorn burger, and a soya burger?

I would like to know, what is the difference between a quinoa burger, a quorn burger, and a soya burger? Are their ingredients all different, or are some of these in common to the above? What about ...
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How to Debone Oxtail?

I was reading this burger recipe from Serious Eats: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2009/10/the-blue-label-burger-blend-recipe.html It sounds great, but it calls for ground oxtail, which does not ...
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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: 25cm ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?