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how to make juicy hamburgers

3 Secrets to Making Juicy Burger Patties

Ah, the hamburger. Whether you like a traditional burger or adventurous options like a Mediterranean Burger or a delicious Southwestern Guacamole Burger, there’s nothing quite like biting into a nice, juicy patty.

If you’re ready to whip up a delicious burger, you’ve come to the right place. We’re covering four foolproof ways to do just that. To learn how to make juicy hamburgers, read on!

3 Ways to Make Mouthwateringly Juicy Hamburgers

Follow The Superior Juicy Burger Recipe

If it’s a juicy burger you’re after, then this recipe is one you need to try as soon as possible. Fire up the grill; it’s time to tantalize your taste buds with this simple and oh so satisfying burger recipe.

The secret ingredient is easy to obtain and makes all the difference when it comes to creating the perfect burger. Let’s get cooking! 

Best Juicy Burger

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2-3 tablespoons Wicked Juicy Burger Beef
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (if frying)
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • For garnish: sliced tomatoes, sliced onions, lettuce leaves, condiments of your choice

How to Make a Juicy Burger

  1. Combine meat, Wicked Juicy Burger Beef, and pepper in a large bowl. Lightly mix with your hands or a spatula until well blended. Divide meat into four equal portions and gently form each into a patty, about ¾ inch thick. (Do not compact the patties or handle them more than necessary.)
  2. Pan-fry patties in vegetable oil over medium-high heat, or grill or broil them to your preferred doneness. Serve on buns with your choice of garnishes for the best juicy burger ever.

And just like that, you’ve got a burger worth bragging about (but your mouth might be too full to).

The secret to juicy burgers is the Wicked Juicy Burger stock concentrate, made from all-natural beef stock. Just one bottle of this super stock is enough to make seven pounds of meat juicy and delicious. Plus, the product comes in a range of flavors. If you’re wondering how to make a juicy turkey burger, follow the recipe above and swap the beef flavor for the Wicked Juicy Burger Turkey option.

Say goodbye to average burgers. To get a hold of some wicked juicy goodness, shop the line of burger products at Kitchen Accomplice. Or, browse this handy store locator to find out where to pick up a Wicked Juicy bottle near you.

Make it Better with Butter

Another secret to juicy burgers? Butter, baby. You’ve likely sprinkled seasoning onto ground beef before forming patties to throw on the grill. But there’s a way to enhance patty flavor with the most versatile ingredient around.

If your ground beef is lacking in the fat department, adding butter is a great culinary course of action. To ensure that the butter gets evenly distributed throughout the patty, grate it rather than slicing it.

Yup, you read that right. Take a stick of cold butter and grate it as you would a block of cheese. Then, gently mix the butter into the patties so that there are patches of butter throughout the meat. The butter draws moisture into the meat and imparts flavor. Hello, tender, grilled goodness!

Handle the Meat with Care

For this next section of how to make juicy hamburgers, we’re discussing the importance of proper preparation. There are a few do’s and don'ts to keep in mind while on the quest for that delectable burger.

First, don’t over manipulate the meat. Yes, you need to create round patties that will fit well onto your toasted buns. But pressing the meat into the desired shape should be a quick process. Overhandling burger patties can make the meat tough. We want tender, not chewy hamburgers. So keep handling to a minimum.

Another great tip for top-notch burgers is to prevent the dreaded puffy patty. Sometimes, the patty swells while on the grill and becomes too small for the bun, making it difficult to enjoy. Never fear! There’s a simple fix for this problem. Before grilling, take a spoon and create a slight dent in the middle of each patty. This allows for even cooking and prevents the meat from puffing up.

Say Hello to Heavenly Burgers with Kitchen Accomplice!

By following the cooking methods above, you’re guaranteed to have the juiciest burgers on the block. Kitchen Accomplice is your partner in all things culinary. For a juice-enhancing ingredient that you can always rely on, reach for the Wicked Juicy Burger products we’ve crafted for home cooks like you.

Happy grilling!

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