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Hamburgers

flajokerflajoker Posts: 52
edited 7:43AM in EggHead Forum
What is the best way to cook burgers on the egg? High heat with top open or closed? Or is there a better way? Will try them pizzaz again Sat.

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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,399
    flajoker,
    I like 450-500 direct, with lid closed, about 4-5 minutes per side, then apply onion slice, Qsauce and cheese, close all vents and dwell until cheese is melted. This works well for me with 1 inch thick burgers. Lots of different ways to do them though.[p]CW suggested a similar method a ways back, and I got hooked on doing them that way.[p]Pizza tonight!
    Cheers
    NB

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  • SmokeySmokey Posts: 2,468
    flajoker,[p]I can't think of any reason to keep the dome of your egg open. The dome is part of the secret of keeping you treats juicy! I do burgers like I do steak (high temp). I recommend using very lean beef. I have covered the burgers with mustard (works well), or just S&P.[p]Smokey

  • bdavidsonbdavidson Posts: 411
    flajoker,
    As my friends Smokey and NB recommend, do burgers like you would a steak. High temp and direct. Never tried a mustard rubbed burger, but it makes sense that it would be good. I've not cooked anything on the egg with the the dome open.

  • dhuffjrdhuffjr Posts: 3,182
    Nature Boy,
    I also do them about 400-500 or so. Try kicking in some wood chips for a little smokey zing. Won't smoke long due to higher temp but just enough. I would make sure I cooked them all the way though. Steak I'll due medium rare or so but hamburger really should be cooked thoroughly. I know I'm flogging a dead horse but with hamburger it really should be a dead horse (cow or whatever!)

  • JimWJimW Posts: 450
    flajoker,
    Use about 600 - 650F for a good high temp cook. 3/4" burgers will take a bit less than 3 minutes per side that way.
    JimW

  • RhumAndJerkRhumAndJerk Posts: 1,506
    bdavidson,
    For your next burger, try the mustard slather followed with JJ’s Rub. I also mix some JJ’s Rub in meat as I am making the burgers. The results are great.[p]By the way, wait until you try JJ’s rub the quality Paprika. Surprise, Surpise, Surprise.[p]RhumAndJerk

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