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Hamburger

Ingredients:

For the Patties:

  1. Ground Beef: 1 pound (450 grams) – Use 80/20 beef for the best flavor and juiciness.
  2. Salt: To taste
  3. Black Pepper: To taste

Additional:

  1. Hamburger Buns: 4, toasted
  2. Cheese Slices: Optional (cheddar, Swiss, American, etc.)
  3. Lettuce: Washed and dried
  4. Tomato: Sliced
  5. Onion: Sliced, can be raw or grilled
  6. Pickles: Sliced
  7. Ketchup, Mustard, and Mayonnaise: For dressing
  8. Butter or Oil: For grilling

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Patties:
    • Divide the ground beef into 4 equal portions (about 4 ounces each). Form each portion loosely into a ¾ inch-thick burger patty. Season both sides of each patty with salt and pepper.
  2. Cook the Patties:
    • Preheat a grill, grill pan, or skillet over medium-high heat. Lightly brush the grill or pan with oil.
    • Place the patties on the grill and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side for medium-rare. Adjust the cooking time for your preferred doneness.
    • If you are adding cheese, place a slice on each patty about 1 minute before the patties are done; cover the grill or pan to melt the cheese.
  3. Toast the Buns:
    • Butter the insides of the hamburger buns and toast them on the grill or in a pan until lightly browned.
  4. Assemble the Hamburgers:
    • Place a lettuce leaf on the bottom half of each bun, followed by a slice of tomato and onion.
    • Add the cooked patty on top.
    • Add pickles and your desired condiments (ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise).
    • Cover with the top half of the bun.
  5. Serve:
    • Serve the hamburgers immediately with your choice of sides, such as fries, coleslaw, or a salad.

Tips:

  • Beef Quality: Use good quality ground beef with a fat content of around 20% for juicy burgers.
  • Handling the Meat: Handle the meat as little as possible so it doesn’t become tough. Do not press down on the patties while cooking, as this squeezes out the juices.
  • Resting: Let the patties rest for a few minutes after cooking for juicier burgers.
  • Customization: Feel free to customize your hamburger with different toppings and condiments according to your preference.

Enjoy your homemade hamburgers, a classic and satisfying meal!

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