How do you make juicy hamburger patties?


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To make juicy hamburger patties, mash two pieces of white bread with 1/3 cup milk. Add 2 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, three cloves minced garlic or garlic paste, 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce and 2 tablespoons ketchup. Mix well. Add 3 pounds lean ground beef. Mix together and form ten patties. Grease grill with cooking spray. Cook burgers two to four minutes or until brown on first side. Flip burgers and cook until desired doneness is attained.

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Alternatively, add three finely sliced scallions at the same time as adding beef. Avoid over mixing the ingredients; otherwise the burgers may be too tough. The mixture should hold together roughly. Before cooking, form a slight depression in the center of each patty to prevent the burgers from puffing up and forming into a dome shape on the grill.

The mixture of bread and milk helps keep the meat tender and juicy. Using many spices also helps maintain moisture. For best results, use 85 percent lean ground beef. Cook on a charcoal grill for even better taste.

Toast the buns on the cooler side of the grill if desired. Serve with light condiments that do not overpower the burger. Add cheese, lettuce and tomato if desired.

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