Grilling up a burger—one your guests will rave about—isn’t exactly rocket science, but there are a few tricks to elevating your burgers to ultimate status. To prevent burgers from falling apart, turn them only once, and never press on a burger with a spatula. All you’re doing is pushing all the juice out of the burger. Another trick to getting an evenly cooked burger is to put a depression in the center of each patty before you put it on the grill. (Watch the There’s a Better Way video on How to Shape Burgers to see this tip in action).
Get even more handy burger tips from the Guide to Grilling.
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Every cookout needs a good potato salad. Try a roasted version: Roasted Potato Salad with Bell Peppers, Roasted Corn & Tomatoes or another American classic.
A great burger! Made with recommended potato salad. Delish!
cookykamp, "dead-ripe" means as deep red and ripe as possible. Lacking a tomato fitting this description, it is best to omit it all together. In that case, may I suggest a freshly roasted red pepper, which is what I use on many of my winter burgers since winter tomatoes are never "dead-ripe" I could not write a comment without rating this recipe, but kow that I have not prepared it, so please excuse the rating.
What is a "dead-ripe" tomato?
Very good, very simple.Putting a dimple in the center of the burger prevents it from "pillowing".
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