How to Make Burger Patties Like a Restaurant
There is more to know about how to make burger patties than simply forming meat into a patty shape. To make the best burger like your favorite restaurant you need to pay attention to these simple details.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time13 mins
- 1 lb Fresh ground chuck (80/20)
- Salt and Pepper
- 3 Brioche hamburger buns
- 2 tbsp Butter
- 3 slices mild cheddar cheese
- toppings of choice
Select a pound of freshly ground chuck from your butcher. You should still be able to see the individual strands of meat from the grinder.
Divide the meat into three equal chunks, compressing the meat only as need to hold it together in a loose ball.
With strands of meat standing vertically, firmly press down on each chunk of meat to form into patties. Season liberally with salt and pepper.
Place on medium-high grill or skillet (if using a skillet I like to add 1 tbsp of oil to help the patty cook) and cook till the top of the patty starts to darken in color. Flip once, top with cheese, and cook a few minutes longer.
Butter inside of the hamburger buns and lightly toast them in a separate pan, cut side down.
Assemble your burger with desired toppings and enjoy.