Memorial Day is right around the corner. And you know what that means — the kickoff to summer grilling season.
If you love a good burger, you need to do it right. Steakhouse Elite, makers of high-quality hamburgers and hotdogs, provides us with these tips for grilling the perfect burger.
Getting your grill clean before starting is crucial to getting those clean crisp grill marks we all strive for. After preheating your grill for 5-10 minutes use a long handled wire brush to scrape your grill free of any food or gristle that may have been left over from previous use.
Pre-grease your grill surface
By using a paper towel dipped in olive or vegetable oil you can coat your grill surface to prevent your food from sticking. Since you should have already pre-heated your grill by now we recommend using BBQ tongs to hold the paper town to avoid injury.
Too often people are concerned about what stage of cooking your food is at. The less often you can touch the food the better off you are. After placing your burgers on the grill it is best not to attempt to turn them until you see juices rise to the top of the cooking burger. The clearer the juices the more well done your burger is. This will also ensure the burger will better hold together during the turning process.
When topping your burger, it is key to give the cheese ample time to completely melt. Move your burgers to indirect heat on the top rack or maybe near the edge of your grill to avoid burning your burger during the process
Let them rest
Both you and your food deserve a rest after a performance like that. Give your burgers 4-5 minutes before serving.
Steakhouse Elite products are triple-checked at USDA-inspected facilities to ensure safe production, and their traditional beef is never frozen. The company uses only US-raised beef.
You can cook just about everything on the grill — from lobster to pizza. Looking to grill something totally different this summer, we like the idea of grilling fruit. As you probably know, pineapple is great on the barbecue but grilled peaches and pears are delicious too.