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Weekend burger report

edited 4:09AM in EggHead Forum
Yesterday I tried Egging burgers for the first time. After considering whether to buy pre-packaged ground beef or getting some chuck ground, I decided to just go for the regular ground beef for the convenience. I made up 4 patties from 750g of meat, with nothing added except some salt and pepper sprinkled on one side of the patties. Got the Egg up to 380F and cooked directly for 6 minutes a side. The burgers were just about well done, and they had a beautiful dark red crust which I presume was from the smoke generated from fat dripping on the lump (I didn't add any extra wood). They were better than any other burger I've cooked, but I forgot to buy cheese so I simply ate them in a bun with ketchup :) Next time, instead of plain burgers, I'm going to add some onion and some spices. I light my lump by putting some lit firestarters in the middle of the pile of lump. Do you folks spread the lump around once it's lit? I don't do that, and I found that the burgers which weren't cooked directly over the burning lump didn't have such a nice crust.[p]I've also got 3 very beautiful racks of baby backs which I'll be cooking on Wednesday. If I receive my order of Dizzy Pig rubs before then, it'd be the perfect way to try them out :) Wish I had a digital camera to show you folks some pics.

Comments

  • Stuckeydude from Oz,
    glad the burgers came out so good. . .and as for this egger, you did them the right way (kosher salt and pepper only). . .if you like onion. . ..just take some nice slices and through them directly on the grill till they get soft, then lay them on the burger, then lay on the cheese. . .yummy. . ..may have to do them again tonight. . .. [p]best[p]max

  • BlueSmokeBlueSmoke Posts: 1,678
    Stuckeydude from Oz,
    Sounds like you're using more than one firestarter - you might want to try locating them in various places in the lump, so you're starting from two or three sites.
    Before I switched to MAPP gas, I used only one firestarter and stirred the coals when the lump was well-lit.[p]Ken

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