How do restaurants make juicy burgers?

Use cold, wet hands when making the patties, and let the meat rest in the fridge until you’re ready to hit the grill. We want the fat in the patties to be super chilled so it rapidly expands when exposed to heat, creating flavor pockets inside the patty. This leads to a burger with a nice sear and maximum juicy flavor.

Should you put egg in hamburgers?

If you‘re making your own hamburger patties, adding egg to hamburger meat can help hold the meat together for easier cooking. Without the proper binder, the burgers may fall apart in the pan or on the grill.

How do I keep my patty moist?

If you want a juicy hamburger, it helps to restore some of that lost moisture. The easiest way is to add water or some other liquid to the burger mixture. We’ve found that 2 to 3 tablespoons of ice-cold water mixed into a pound of ground beef greatly increases the juiciness of grilled burgers.

Can a burger be too juicy?

Because of the excessive juices that drip out from a very fatty patty, burger cooking times will make or break your patty. Even if you are a rare meat enthusiast, picking a grind that’s high in fat and then choosing to cook it rare is a recipe for disaster.

Why do my burgers turn into balls?

In extreme cases, burgers may reach near spherical proportions. It occurs when the griller notices that the burger is beginning to acquire a golf-ball-like shape halfway through cooking. They respond by pressing down on the patty with the back of a spatula. Fat and juices fall into the flame and ignite.

How do you keep burgers from turning into balls?

How can this be prevented? Indent the center of the patty. Either put a dimple in the center of the burgers or make the the patty slightly thinner in the middle. Make the center look like a divot from a golf ball.

Should you press down on burgers?

DO NOT PRESS DOWN ON THE PATTIES WHILE COOKING THEM.

The meat should be handled as little as possible, so if you take a spatula and press down on it, the juices will spew out.

How do you keep burgers from curling?

Quick tips to prevent shrinkage when cooking burgers:
  1. Choose leaner meats with no added water.
  2. Cook it slow, on a low temperature.
  3. If you’re cooking burgers on the grill, don’t close the lid.
  4. Form the patties wider than you’d like them to be, and create a small dimple in the center by pressing down with your fingers.

How do you ruin a burger?

8 common mistakes that can ruin your burger
  1. Buying cheap and inferior quality beef.
  2. Over seasoning the patty.
  3. Do not forget to push a hole in the center.
  4. Cooking at low temperature.
  5. Smashing the patty too hard.
  6. Cutting the patty to check its cooking status.
  7. Not resting the patty.
  8. Sticking to the boring toppings.

What meat makes the best burger?

The best cuts of beef for burgers:
  • Chuck steak. Chuck is the most commonly used cut of beef in burger blends.
  • Sirloin or Tri-Tip. Sirloin is a relatively lean cut of steak, but has a good amount of flavor.
  • Round. Round is extremely lean and very cheap.
  • Brisket.
  • Boneless Short Rib.
  • Plate (Skirt and Hanger Steak).

Why is my burger meat tough?

If you knead or work the meat with your hands too much, you’ll end up with tough, chewy burgers, and nobody wants that. You should loosely mix in any seasonings, form your patties, and call it a day.