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Old 02-24-2008, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Lots of recipes out there with lots of fancy additions...but do all the additions really make a better hamburger or is it better just to stick with beef, salt and pepper? If you have any secrets for making a great plain ol' juicy burger, please share!
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I like to add a little bit of French mustard, a tiny drop of Worcestershire sauce to the mix (and sometimes it can be nice to put some grated Emmental or blue cheese inside the patty too). I then rub the outside with mustard and mixed herbs and grill or fry.

I prefer the buns lightly toasted and spread with mayo and it tastes particularly gorgeous with Ciabatta buns. Serve with a couple of beef tomatoes slices and some nice relish or salsa.

Sometimes I just like it very simple with just a bit of salt, pepper and maybe a tiny amount of Cajun rub on the outside.

I am starting to make myself hungry.
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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Hambrugers is my summer food. I'll add salt, pepper, maybe some garlic salt, Worcestershire, BBQ sauce, whatever, always add cheese and enjoy.
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I've mixed the beef with an egg before; it adds moisture and keeps the burgers from crumbling as they sometimes are wont to do.

Another thing to try is a pat of butter in the middle. Make a ball with the beef, stuff the butter into the middle of it, and shape the patty.

Teryaki or soy sauce is good, too, mixed up with the beef before you shape the patties.
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Maine
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I like to add a little bit of French mustard, a tiny drop of Worcestershire sauce to the mix (and sometimes it can be nice to put some grated Emmental or blue cheese inside the patty too). I then rub the outside with mustard and mixed herbs and grill or fry.
I love blue cheese on or in my burger. What time are we eating?
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Old 02-25-2008, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Texas
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yum!

I mix mine with lots of Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, sometimes some minced onions and/or garlic and whatever else inspires me that day. It's all good!
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Old 02-25-2008, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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You guys are making me so hungry... And I'm about to go and do the grocery shopping too. Bigger bill coming up !
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Old 02-25-2008, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Miramar Beach, FL
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I sometimes use either Worsh. sauce or Soy Sauce w/ McCormicks seasoning for beef. Great flavor!

I stuff them with cheese and bacon before grilling sometimes too!
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Old 02-25-2008, 11:47 AM
 
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My step-mother makes the best cheeseburgers and all she uses is ground beef with a bit of a higher fat content. That's it. A piece of cheese on top and a good roll and I'm set.
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Old 02-25-2008, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Oz
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Ground beef + Worcestershire sauce + sploosh of Dijon mustard + package of onion soup mix + one egg
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