When people think of America, they think of baseball and apple pie. But I think of hamburgers!
What better way to celebrate Memorial Day than to grill up some burgers?! My husband is the grill master! He makes the most delicious, juicy burger I have ever eaten!
He literally weighs out each patty. Six ounces each. No more, no less. Then he perfectly forms them with a hamburger press, and simply seasons them with salt and pepper on both sides. Prior to grilling, the meat must be at room temperature for even cooking.
While the beef is coming up to room temperature, It’s my job to prepare the fixins. I’ve got arugula from my garden, red and white onion slices, tomatoes, pepperoncini, homemade pickles, bacon, cheese, and special sauce. What’s special sauce you ask? It’s a secret sauce made by combining 2 parts mayonnaise, 2 parts ketchup, and 1 part mustard. Shh, don’t tell anyone. It’s our secret, ok?
Get the grill screamin’ hot and spray it with oil to keep the burgers from sticking. Place the burgers on the grill and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side for medium, or until desired doneness. Don’t go poking or smashing those patties. What did they ever do to you? Not only that, you want a juicy burger, right? When the burgers are done be sure to let them rest for about 5 minutes. That’s the secret to a juicy burger.
After your burger has rested, top it with your favorite fixins from the burger bar, and dig in!
Now that’s a juicy burger!
It is with heart felt thanks to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, that we celebrate this Memorial Day!