Just in time for Summer … here are some grilling tips you’ll want to remember this season. Nothing beats fresh veggies fresh and meats on the grill on a summers afternoon. Below are tips for grilling burgers on the grill : be sure to save room on the rack for your favorite veggies you just harvested like squash, onions, corn and peppers.
Burger Rules to Insure Your Burger Rules
- Balanced Flavor of Succulent Beef & Flame
- Hot and Juicy
Prior to placing any burgers on your grill:
- Clean, brush well with a wire brush.
- Well oiled with vegetable oil. Simply dip a paper towel and wipe down your grill gates.
- The grill should be 500F prior to placing burgers on grates. Most grills have a
- temperature gauge built into the lid. If using charcoal, insure the coals are lighly ashed-
- over. Leave a small section of the grill without flame, in case of flair-ups.
- Burgers should sizzle once on the grates.
Note: If your still a purist, and are using charcoal – I applaud you, but “86” the light fluid and
invent in a $12 electric charcoal starter. Simply lighter fluid can impart a harsh chemical flavor
into your food, basically tainting the flavor of the meat and ruining your results.
Juicy Burger Preparation
- Use 80/20 lean ground beef chuck
- The fat provides flavor. During the cooking process, fat also helps to impart a smoky flavor as if
- drips into the flames. The 500F temperature will allow the grates to provide a sear flavor that
- If your hand forming beef patties (Highly Recommended), insure not to overwork the
- ground beef (Recipe to Follow)
- Form burgers to ¾” in thickness. Size and shape should consistent.
- Place formed burgers on a baking sheet and return to refrigeration. Chill 30 minutes Note: Insure the bun size is relative to your burger diameter.
- Place burger on hot grates.
- Close lid. Listen for fair-ups.
- After 4 to 5 minutes, with a metal spatula (no tongs) carefully slide the spatula under the
- burger and rotate 90degrees. Move burger from the back of the grill to the front and from
- the front to the back to insure even cooking. Most times burger cook faster in the back of
- Return lid. Continue to cook for 2 minutes.
- Once you see beef juices on the surface of the burger, flip the burgers over. Manage
- Remember – Flip burgers only once.
- Grill Burgers to 160F. A thermometer is the easiest and safest way to insure burgers are
- Total cook time is approximately 8 to 10 minutes.
Thank you Tony Roma’s for the mouth watering photo and grilling tip’s.
Are you having burgers after reading this post?! Happy Summer Grilling Friends!