I must admit, I love
hamburgers. Even growing up, hot dogs were the kids favorites, but not me. I
had to have a burger.
As I write this,
memories of a picnic along the Susquehanna River in Millersburg, PA. Uncle Bob
asking me "what do I want?" My answer was a hamburger.
Makes 4 burgers
Prepare a medium fire in your grill.
While the grill is heating, mix the ground chuck, salt, and pepper in a medium mixing
bowl. Mix lightly, using your hands. (Remember wash your hands before and after handling
the ground beef.)
Place the hamburger patties on an oiled grill grid. Grill directly over the heat for 5
to 7 minutes per side for medium.
Adjust your times for rare to well done. (A reminder
from the US Dept of Agriculture - when cooking meat, cook it to 160 degrees inside
temperature or the center is no longer pink.) Toast buns split side down on the edges of the grill grid until lightly brown.
Three simple rules to making that great
Do not over mix the ground beef. This ensures the ground beef not becoming tough.
Shape the ground beef into a uniform, flat patty. Do not make it thicker than
Do not press down on the hamburger while you are cooking. This presses the juices
out of the meat.