There are many ways to make a burger; it all depends on how you like your burger to taste. However, if you are planning to make a burger from scratch there are certain things that you should keep in mind. A burger made from scratch will lack taste and a variety of spices and seasonings are needed if you want to have a favourable burger.
When you are trying to make a burger from scratch it is important that you select the best cut of meat. The best burgers come from the ground beef chuck, which is about 20 percent fat. The lower the amount of the fat in the meat the dryer or less greasy the burger will be. However, if you are unable to get extra lean meat, you might want to consider boiling your meat first. Boiling the meat takes the fat out of the meat. However, this will make the meat harder to meld into your patties. You can have your local butcher grind a piece of chuck for you, which is even better than buying store bought meat.
When creating a burger patty, you need to make sure that your burger isn’t more than ¾ inch thick. This is the desired thickness that will enable you to cook the burger perfectly without burning it. If you make the burger too thick you will have to spend a great deal of time standing over the stove or barbecue waiting for it to cook.
It is a common thing for people to want to push down on the burger while cooking. This however is the wrong thing to do. When you push down on the burger you are basically pushing all the juices out of the burger, leaving it dry and often tasteless. The key to making the perfect burger is to experiment and see what you like. Add different spices and seasonings to your burger to add more flavour.