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Perfect Burger

How about some juicy homemade beef burgers, grilled to perfection?? Yummy!! I've tried quite a few recipes using different seasonings for the beef patties and the end result was average. So, the best burger as suggested by many experts, is to do away with all the seasonings. Stick to just plain and simple, salt and pepper! Well, I totally agree with that. Get some good quality meat and you'll definitely be happy with the end result.... Beefy, tasty burgers!

Recipe adapted from Whole Foods Market

Perfect Burger


1 1/2 to 2 pounds ground round
Salt and pepper to taste
4 whole grain hamburger buns
Extra virgin olive oil
4 leaves romaine or green leaf lettuce
1 large tomato, sliced
1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced


Prepare the grill. Divide and gently shape the meat into 4 patties. Season liberally with salt and pepper. Grill meat to desired doneness; about 4 to 6 minutes per side over a medium hot fire. Be careful not to overcook, which will dry out the meat. If you're a cheeseburger fan, add the cheese as soon as you flip to the second side. Meanwhile, brush buns with olive oil and grill just until lightly toasted. Dress burgers with lettuce, tomatoes and onions and serve.


  1. I couldn't agree more with you on the seasonings. Onions, tomato, herbs, they can all go on top -- the burger should be beef, salt and pepper only!

  2. Hey Tim, YES! And thanks for the comment;)

  3. I totally agree too with the beef seasoning, great to see burgers getting blogged! Meat, bread, salad, cheese all in one place, what's not to love about them!? So many people dismiss the good old burger as junk food but no way! I also like to mix up some thousand island with some finally chopped white onion, yellow mustard and finely chopped gherkin to spread on the top bun. Mmmn hungry now.

  4. Hello,
    My name is Haley Destafino, I am the Associate Publisher of The Mountain Times, a weekly newspaper in Killington, Vermont. Every year we publish a summer and winter menu book which is a collection of the local restaurants menus. We look for colorful and seasonal photos for our covers and the photos you have are very appealing. I write to you in hopes of getting your permission to use one of them for this summer's menu book cover. We would gladly give you the photo credit and copies after it is published. You can see this winter's cover on our website, I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks for your time.


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