Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The Perfect Cheeseburger...well for what I have to use.

One of the things that I make most out at the camp, where I run the kitchen, are cheeseburgers.  Being a man, I love to grill.  I think it is a law in the "man-code" somewhere that all men have to like to grill, and when they don't like to I must assume that they must have done something in the past that has caused them to turn in their "man-card" and they have just given up on all things man.  Anyways, after a nice long run-on sentence, I digress.  

As the title says I think that I have what I consider the perfect cheeseburger.  Now, I am not going to tell you that you have to mix half sirloin with veal and some other expensive meat that you can only find in a gourmet market.  I am just going to tell you how to take a simple patty of beef, season it and grill it.

First, I use beef patties that have been shipped to me in a package of 60 that have been pre-formed and perforated to reduce shrinkage.  I use these because they are easy, and when I have to grill 200 hamburgers, I don't want to have to make each one by hand.  I throw them on the grill in their frozen state, which is nice because it means that you don't have to have the forethought  to thaw them.  I then sprinkle the up-side with Lawry's garlic salt, and Canadian Steak seasoning.  When the burger has cooked to the point of flipping I flip it.  Repeat seasoning for the new cooked upside.  Cook until desired doneness is near completion and top with cheese of choice.  By the way, so you don't think that I use burger patties that you don't have access to, you can use pretty much patty that you find at the mega-mart,though I will say that some are probably better than others.  If you want the ones that I use, you can go to a GFS Marketplace, if they are in your area, and they are the homestyle patties, 1/4 lb each.

I hope you are not disappointed that there is nothing else to it than that, but I am telling you that I haven't had one person tell me that they didn't like them, except for that one kid who got one that was pretty undercooked... I would have eaten it though, and he didn't deserve a good burger anyways.  For the effort, and time it is a pretty dang good burger.  

Next time:  Corn Salsa


1 comment:

Tom said...


That sounds like a damn good cheeseburger. And your right, Men are required by some primal instinct to grill. I guess it comes from the discovery of fire?

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