Grilling the Best Burgers

Goemans Lakeshore Meats offers a wide variety of burgers.  Start by selecting a package of the following:

Pork Patties-Mild
Pork Patties-Hot
Beef Patties-Mild w/ garlic
Beef Patties-Mild, seasoned
Sirloin Burgers
Prime Rib Burgers
Chicken Patties
Veal Patties

Make sure the grill is the appropriate temperature Too hot, and the burgers will burn on the outside before getting done on the inside. Medium-low to medium heat is best. Keep the lid closed while cooking. A closed lid retains heat, shortening the cooking time and thus keeping the burgers moist.

Use a gentle touch Overworking the mixture will produce a tough burger. Mix ingredients just until combined.

Don’t form patties too thick or too thin A ¾-inch thick patty is ideal for even cooking. To keep patties from swelling in the middle, make small indention in the center.

Always clean and oil the grill grate This prevents burgers from sticking, extends the life of your grate and helps put those beautiful grill-marks on your patties.

Turn burgers only once And never, ever, press burgers with the back of a spatula: the sizzling sound may be fun to make, but the pressure releases all of the flavorful juices.

Cook burgers properly For safety’s sake, cook ground beef to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F (170 degrees F for poultry). To check the temperature, insert the thermometer into the patty horizontally for an accurate reading.

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