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).
This recipe is excerpted from Grillin’ with Gas.
Get even more handy burger tips from the Guide to Grilling.
Every cookout needs a good potato salad. Try a roasted version: Roasted Potato Salad with Bell Peppers, Roasted Corn & Tomatoes or another American classic.
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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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