If you’re craving a great burger, you’re likely coming to see us. We know burgers inside and out, but that doesn’t mean we want you left in the dust when it comes time to grill up some delicious at-home burgers for friends, family, or just yourself! The little things matter most when taking a burger to the next level in terms of quality and flavor, so here are a few tips for taking your at-home burgers to the next level.
It’s not always the over-the-top burgers that leave you wanting more. Sometimes, subtle details and little tricks leave mouths watering long after the plate is cleared. Here are a few things to try out the next time you’re making burgers at home!
There are a few things you don’t want to do to your meat ahead of cooking that leave it worse for wear. For example, a lot of people love to salt and pepper their ground beef for an easy seasoning. If salted too early, the beef proteins will essentially break down and leave you with a tougher meat. While it might be tempting to prep, be in the moment with your meat for a superior burger.
Even if you don’t like mayo as a condiment, you need to be using it to cook burgers. For one, a burger patty that’s been mixed and hand-crafted with a dollop of mayo in the mix is going to be more flavorful and full of great moisture. Plus, you can brush your hamburger buns with mayo to get a really great toast to them. You don’t taste mayo when cooking it into things, so if you avoid is a topping, don’t skip it as a secret ingredient to a great at-home burger.
Nothing is as easy of an addition to a patty mix than fresh herbs. If you’re a little intimidated by burgers with jalapenos and other ingredients mixed in for consistency sake, throwing herbs into the mix is going to add a mouthful of flavor with little effort. Cilantro gives a burger a great fresh taste to it, as does tossing in mint. Yes, you heard us right: mint mixes incredibly well with feta cheese, balsamic glazes, and other bold flavors to add something truly out of the ordinary.
A big change to at-home burger flavor doesn’t need to take hours of preparation or a ton of effort. Try out these quick tips for taking homemade burgers to the next level next time you’re cooking at home. As always, if the effort seems to be too much, come see us at BBC!