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Old 09-10-2019, 02:43 PM
 
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^^^^^Gospel!!!

I use 80/20 (ground chuck) and medium heat. I REFUSE to cook past medium rare. If my guests want them well done I politely (not really) tell them I cannot ruin a burger with a clear conscience.
Brown on the outside dripping with fat, pink on the inside. Maybe a little blood seeping out here and there.
If your family gives them a 1 or 2 rating they are spoiled because you have been feeding them too well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amKyA2PrSu4


I thought of this when I read your post.


I am Trying the burgers again tonite taking everyone's advice We will see how it goes Thanks
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Old 09-10-2019, 02:46 PM
 
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Did you cook on propane as a kid? That could be the difference. I have a gas grill now because it is easier, but nothing beats a burger on a charcoal grill.
NO and that is a good point. We had only charcoal back then. Even in college we used only charcoal. Sometimes would add a chunk of mesquite wood into it, but propane was not well used at least / that I know of.

I got into propane after moving to Florida and having kids.
I do have a combo BBQ and often use charcoal, but the food critics of the house do not seem to care one way or the other.
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Old 09-10-2019, 02:57 PM
 
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NO and that is a good point. We had only charcoal back then. Even in college we used only charcoal. Sometimes would add a chunk of mesquite wood into it, but propane was not well used at least / that I know of.

I got into propane after moving to Florida and having kids.
I do have a combo BBQ and often use charcoal, but the food critics of the house do not seem to care one way or the other.
If you've tried all sorts of different seasonings, and they like pink on the inside but not dark on the outside (which to me means a good sear and therefore good flavor), and you've tried high up and close down on your grill, plus a flat top griddle - I dunno...sounds like they just don't like your burgers.

Suppose you pulled some reverse psychology and just buy some of them pre-made frozen patties and give that a try? Maybe if they knew ahead a time that they're store bought and you didn't make them, maybe they'll give those a higher rating.
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Old 09-10-2019, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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You might try better quality ground beef. I don’t think good beef needs much more than salt and pepper.

An old fashioned way of making burgers was to mix in rolled oats. But too many oats and you’d have meatloaf!

I am intrigued by adding pork to the beef.
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Old 09-10-2019, 07:18 PM
 
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If you've tried all sorts of different seasonings, and they like pink on the inside but not dark on the outside (which to me means a good sear and therefore good flavor), and you've tried high up and close down on your grill, plus a flat top griddle - I dunno...sounds like they just don't like your burgers.

Suppose you pulled some reverse psychology and just buy some of them pre-made frozen patties and give that a try? Maybe if they knew ahead a time that they're store bought and you didn't make them, maybe they'll give those a higher rating.
I like that idea. I also would get a kick out of presenting them (stone faced) with warm hockey pucks in a bun, just to let them know that they are being fussy eaters.
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:32 AM
 
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Why was there a merge of threads for what was a separate thread from @Largekingcat?

Sometimes CD does stuff that makes me confused and scratches my head.

This merge made NO sense.
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Old 09-11-2019, 12:56 PM
 
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Why was there a merge of threads for what was a separate thread from @Largekingcat?

Sometimes CD does stuff that makes me confused and scratches my head.

This merge made NO sense.

I agree.
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