Hambugers

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Registered: 05-22-2001
Hambugers
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Tue, 01-04-2011 - 10:55am

What makes a good hamburger? I tend to crave a good hamburger a lot. Some restaurants can do such a good job of making hamburgers. I have tried different seasonings in the hamburger and on top, have mixed in onions and cheese. They all taste fine, just not great. I love getting new hamburger recipes. We are having hamburgers tonight, so all of this is on my mind. I use ground sirloin. Is that my mistake? Should i use a mix of sirloin and chuck? Got any good flavor ideas for hamburgers?

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Registered: 02-27-1999
Sun, 01-09-2011 - 12:35am
I went to Back Yard Burger again tonight...LOL, we're painting and re-plastering, no time to cook!
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Sat, 01-08-2011 - 3:40pm
They looked good though. Yum! Now im hungry...and I just had lunch!

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Registered: 02-27-1999
Sat, 01-08-2011 - 12:50am

Thinking about this post made me crave a burger.

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Registered: 05-22-2001
Thu, 01-06-2011 - 8:14am
I do prefer them to be on the thicker side. The fat content is on the meat that the store packages, so I will try something different next time.

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Registered: 02-27-1999
Wed, 01-05-2011 - 7:51pm

Ground chuck, ground round, ground sirloin...it mostly depends on how much fat is in there.

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Registered: 05-22-2001
Wed, 01-05-2011 - 9:02am
Id like to see how to smack a burger, lol. I thought that they should have a higher fat content. I always get to the grocery too early for the meat counter to open. I think they open at 9 and I am always out of the store by 8 or shortly after. So maybe a ground chuck, or ground round? Sometimes I do the bread crumbs/egg thing. I have also tried pancake mix as a binder. Lasts nights were ok. They usually are ok, but you know that you can do better. Trial and error I guess. I do cook my burgers in a hot frying pan. Its as close as I can get to an indoor grill.
Maybe the restaurant hamburgers taste so great bc someone else is cooking them for me, lol!

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Registered: 02-27-1999
Tue, 01-04-2011 - 7:46pm

This will sound crazy, but great hamburgers need a pretty high fat content.

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