How to Make a Perfect Cheeseburger
Make the perfect cheeseburger
Preparation time:20 minutes
Cooking time:1115 minutes
Serves:4 burgers (easily halved)
Start with good-quality beef and youre guaranteed a good burger. The toppings listed here are suggestions rather than instructions you could add blue cheese, grilled bacon, mayonnaise, salsa, or whatever you like. Theyre great with Chunky Oven Chips.
5 small gherkins (or 1 large)
500 g (1 lb 2 oz) good-quality minced beef
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1⁄2 tsp flaky sea salt
1⁄4 tsp pepper
2 large tomatoes
1 red onion
1⁄2 soft head of round lettuce
4 large burger buns
4 slices cheese for melting (try Gouda, Havarti or Gruyère)
1. Preheat the grill to high. Finely chop the onion and gherkins, then put them into a large mixing bowl. Add the minced beef, mustard, egg, salt and pepper.
Choosing minced beefFor the juiciest burgers, buy minced beef that is labelled as containing around 20 per cent fat. Grilling the burgers rather than frying or griddling will allow much of this fat to drain away, but it will keep the burgers moist. Leaner mince will give you a healthier option, but the burgers may seem a little dry. Buy the best quality mince you can cheaper meat tends to contain more water, and shrinks a lot more when its cooked.
2. Mix everything together well until even. Using your hands is the easiest way, even if it does seem messy.
3. While its still in the bowl, roughly divide the meat mixture into 4 sections. Dampen your hands (this makes the mixture easier to shape and handle), then shape the mixture into 4 large burgers, about 2 cm (3⁄4 inch) thick and 10 cm (4 inches) across. Transfer to a plate or chopping board.
Video: Gordon Ramsay's perfect burger tutorial
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