With summer comes thousands of grills– freshly cleaned and ready for igniting. And while grills bring to mind everything, from ribs to hot dogs, one food item stands above all as number one: the hamburger.
While most people buy a 10-pack of patties from the grocery store, the ultimate burger doesn’t come prepackaged. Enhanced with pâté and a number of other savory ingredients, check out our how-to-guide on how to steal the show at your next cookout.
What You Need:
1 tsp of Worcestershire sauce (because flavor is where it counts).
1-2 lbs of ground beef (can be substituted with ground turkey)
1 clove of minced garlic
1 tsp of Dijon mustard
Buns Pro tip: When choosing the buns, personal preference is a must. Aside from catering to any gluten allergies, your #1 concern should be how fluffy the bread is. Too fluffy and it detracts from the burger. Too thin and it gets soggy.
Truffle Mousse. While we recommend our Truffle Mousse selection for this particular recipe, you can get creative and use just about any other Pâté we have!
What to Do:
Whisk egg in bowl.
Add all ingredients (minus the buns, beef, and Truffle Mousse, of course) and then stir.
Add in ground beef and mix.
Form patties made from between 5 to 6 ounces of ground beef. The patties shouldn’t be wider than your intended buns.
Press your thumb into the center of the meat (this will help the patty stay round while grilling.)
Grill time! Make sure to preheat and cook between medium and medium/high (don’t be tempted to go right to high).
Flip burgers so that they don’t stick, while periodically adding a dash of salt and pepper. (Reminder: if you want a juicy burger, don’t press down on it with your spatula! Doing so doesn’t help the meat cook any faster.)
Put your burgers onto your buns and then, for the ultimate topping, smear your Pâté over the meat or onto the bun.