Classic All Beef Burger
Nothing says summer grilling than an all beef burger, cooked to perfection and topped with your favourites. It doesn’t have to be a complicated affair either. This recipe proves that a great barbecue burger is easy to make.
Makes 8 burgers
Prep time: 15 minutes
Rest time: 1 hour
Cook time: 8 minutes
2 lb ice-cold regular ground beef chuck
1 tbsp. kosher salt
1½ tsp black pepper, freshly ground
Nonstick cooking spray
8 plain hamburger buns
¼ cup butter, melted
Crisp hand-leafed iceberg lettuce
Red ripe beefsteak tomatoes, sliced
Red onion, sliced
Place the ice-cold regular ground beef in a large bowl. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Mix until well combined.
Form into eight 4-oz patties as uniform in size as possible. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour to allow the burgers to rest.
Preheat grill to medium-high, 450–550°F (230–280°C).
Spray burgers lightly on both sides with nonstick cooking spray.
Grill burgers for 4 to 5 minutes per side, for medium-well done burgers that are still moist and juicy.
Brush burger buns with melted butter and grill, cut-side down, until crisp and golden brown.
Bun bottom, burger, lettuce, tomato, red onion, bun top. Garnish with your favorite burger toppings and serve with a pickle.
TIP: Don’t squish your burger when cooking! (At least not before eating!) It makes for a dry and crumbly mess.