There is nothing more American than a good burger, whether it’s chicken, beef, turkey or lamb. It is important to buy meat with the correct ratio of fat to lean in order to get the best tasting beef burgers out there. Meat in the 80-20 ratio contains 20 percent fat. On the other hand, 85 percent meat contains 15 percent fat. The amount of fat present in ninety percent of the beef is 10 percent. The leanest percentage of the beef is 93 percent beef with 7 percent fat.
In order to keep patties from breaking up and falling into the grill, you need some fat. In the case of lean cuts of meat, you can add one egg per pound of meat to help hold the patties together. The salt shaker is usually the first thing we reach for before we take our first bite of a burger, but it is best to go easy on the salt when eating one.
It is important to remember that condiments, such as ketchup, mustard, pickles and pickle relish, all contain salt. Salt levels may be high in side dishes such as French fries, potato chips, fried onions, and macaroni salad. You may want to reach for some spices rather than the salt shaker.
Spices are great because they can be customized to fit your tastes. As an example, Mexican burgers may contain chili powder and cumin. In contrast, Greek lamb patties may also contain garlic and oregano, as well as several other spices. There may be allspice, nutmeg, and a dash of sugar in Swedish patties.
Grilled meat is more flavorful and nutrient-dense when it contains vegetables. There are finely chopped onions, including white, yellow, and purple onions, as well as chopped scallions that can be used. A Greek burger will be enhanced by the addition of chopped roasted red peppers from a jar and chopped parsley. (Italian parsley works well.) Adding chopped mushrooms to all kinds of meat gives it a flavor all of its own.
If you want to get your kids to eat more vegetables, you can add chopped frozen spinach or finely grated carrots to the burgers.
There is also a lot of flavor in cheese. There is, however, a coating on shredded cheese from the grocery store that prevents it from clumping together. The coating can affect the melting process.
When you mix this cheese into patties, it may not melt, and retain is stringy shape. So it’s best to shred your own cheese.
Make sure to add blue cheese to your patties if you enjoy it as much as I do. It is important not to add too much, however, as this could cause your patties to fall apart. The ideal ratio is to add half a cup to every pound of meat. Grated Swiss cheese adds a lot of flavor to meat dishes especially chicken, turkey, and beef. It is very simple to make these burgers. All you have to do is combine the cheese with the meat, grill the patties, and top them with sliced fresh mushrooms seasoned with thyme, cooked in butter.
As an alternative, you can also use commercial products such as chili, soy, and fish sauce to season the patties. When using soy sauce or fish sauce, you should reduce the amount of salt you use. It is possible to cook up a sauce for topping instead of adding sauces to the meat. Making sauces is quick and easy. Mix together two tablespoons of light mayo, two tablespoons of plain yogurt, two tablespoons of crumbled feta cheese, one-quarter teaspoon garlic powder, and one-fourth teaspoon black pepper to make Aioli sauce.
Do not cook the same old burgers every time you fire up your grill. Try some commercial sauces, cheese, vegetables, and spices to give your burgers more flavor. Finally, take a bite of your masterpiece and enjoy every bite!