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Finally - Burger success

TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,528
edited June 2013 in EggHead Forum
I've seen a couple of posts recently about difficulty cooking burgers on the Egg, and totally empathize.  I've struggled making a consistently good burger.  The ones I did over Memorial Day ended up more like lump charcoal than burgers, mostly due to the fat dripping fueling the fire and everything getting away from me.  Tried them different tonight, what ended up as a reverse sear. 1/3 pound, fresh ground chuck. PS legs down, grid, then CI griddle.  Took it to 400, then put on the burgers about 4 minutes a side.  Got them to 130 IT, and they were not browning quite enough, so I pulled the CI and PS, and seared direct for 1 minute per side.  Put on the cheese just after I flipped them.  Turned out perfect.  Nice sear, very juicy and delicious.  Got to try this one again.
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It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
- Camp Hill, PA

Comments

  • tnbarbqtnbarbq Posts: 248
    Looks edible!  Love burgers on the eggl
    Scooter 
    Mid TN. Hangin' in the 'Boro. MIM Judge
  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 3,494
    Looks great!! I could use a burger now

    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
    Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 
  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,390
    @Tjcoley those look great .is that the lodge griddle on a LBGE will the dome close properly ?
    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,528
    bigphil said:
    @Tjcoley those look great .is that the lodge griddle on a LBGE will the dome close properly ?
    Lodge griddle, 16 1/2 by 9 1/2.  Fits perfect on LBGE, either at normal grid level or raised to the gasket level.  Can;t get it much higher than the gasket.
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    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
    - Camp Hill, PA
  • Nice, yes I do like that CI griddle aswell very cool.
  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,390
    @Tjcoley Thanks i've been looking at them and have been wondering  
    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    First time i have seen this method, sounds like a great way to get the right results!!  Thanks!
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,528
    I'll be re-seasoning it tonight once it cools.  Decided to flip it, open the vents and burn off the grease.  Grease is gone, but so is the seasoning.
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    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
    - Camp Hill, PA
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