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Hamburgers on the egg

edited 7:53AM in EggHead Forum
Does anyone have a great method for making hamburgers on the egg? i read a post that said not to squeeze, mash, or otherwise compress the meat. Make your patties about 1" thick, taking care to press on them as LITTLE as possible. so how am i to make the patties if i can't squeeze, mash or compress the meat any? i would like to try burgers tomorrow


  • RRPRRP Posts: 17,387
    don't compress when you are cooking them - not making them.

    Dunlap, IL
  • Just don't mash them on the grill while cooking. It squeezes all the juice out of them. I would cook them direct on about 450 dome temp. Just turn them every 3 minutes or so. You may need to rotate them around a bit if one is in a hotter area than the others.
  • Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
    BEAST, some people have a tendency to over knead the ground beef when making patties. Mix just enough to get everything distributed and then make your patties without trying to flatten them too much with your hands.

  • Wise One,
    thanks i'll try this on the next cook ( less is better ) in terms of handling the meat

  • SmokeySmokey Posts: 2,468
    BEAST,[p]I suggest you try brisket burgers. Just ask your butcher to double grind a small to medium brisket, blend together with just a little minced garlic and black pepper. These are very easy and taste great. oh, cook at 350-400 and only flip once![p]Smokey
  • smokey,
    Thanks for that tip, when i cook these how long and at what point do i flip them?

  • Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
    BEAST, at 350-400 they should take about 10-12 minutes total cook time. try flipping at 5 minutes and then take an internal temperature. Should be at least 170 IMHO.

  • The problem I have is flare ups from the grease in the burgers. Mine tend to get burnt. I reckon I need to use less lump to alleviate that???

  • BEAST,
    I follow my medium rare steak method. Dome to 700...sear 1 minute 1st side then flip...sear second side for 1 minute, then close all vents and cook for 3 more minutes...add cheese and melt in 30 seconds!!![p]Awesome

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