Halal Butcher Store Grass Fed Beef,
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
Flavor God Seasoning of your choice
Divide meat into four even portions. Gently ball the meat and press *lightly* to flatten. Add a dimple in the middle of each patty with your thumb to prevent softball syndrome.
Start a charcoal or wood fire or preheat a gas grill to very hot.
Sprinkle each side of the burger generously with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Add the Flavor God Seasoning of your choice
Place burgers on hot grill and cook 3 minutes on each side for rare. Add another minute each side for each increasing stage of doneness. (See below for internal temps.)
For cheeseburgers, add cheese before the final flip.
Place burgers on lightly buttered and grilled buns, preferably soft but sturdy brioche or potato buns.
Condiment as you will and serve at once.
START WITH GOOD MEAT
It seems obvious, but this is a must. Most experts agree that ground chuck (cut from the shoulder of the animal) makes the best ground beef.
You can buy a whole chuck roast and grind it yourself with a meat grinder or food processor. If you’re buying pre-ground beef, buy the highest quality grass-fed beef available – it makes a real difference.
FAT IS YOUR FRIEND
Fat keeps burgers flavorful and moist. We prefer 80% or 85% lean ground beef for our burgers. If you choose super lean beef, be extra careful not to overcook. Leaner burgers can end up like hockey pucks; aim for a lower target temperature.
It runs counter to our programming, but not all fat is bad! Grass-fed beef has the “better for you” fats associated with lowered blood pressure and cardiovascular health, among other benefits. Read more about why grass-fed beef is healthier, or take our word for it: grass-fed beef is your hall pass to enjoying that juicy burger, sans guilt.