How do you make a burger from scratch?
The process is not as simple as just cutting up a burger patty and roasting it on the grill.
The beef must first be ground up in a special type of grinder, a technique called “binder grinding.”
It takes more than a couple of minutes to create the meat and the burger’s exterior must be kept cool to prevent it from cracking.
The meat is then ground into a thin, thick patty.
The burgers are then packaged in an aluminum cooler and placed into the fridge.
The burger has to be refrigerated for at least two hours before being served.
The process can take several days.
The Globe and Mail’s Katie McGonigal explains how you can make your own burgers.
Make a patty: The first step is to create a pat, a flattened surface with a few pieces of meat that will serve as a base.
Start by making a rough, crumbly patty with some breadcrumbs on top.
Wrap a paper towel around it to create your patty’s “skin,” which is a layer of dry dough that will be the meat’s foundation.
This layer is called the crust, and it’s best to use a baking sheet that’s wide enough to hold it all.
Cut the dough into 1- to 2-inch strips.
Once it’s made, roll it into balls and place them in the fridge until they’re firm.
The dough should be about 2 1/2 to 3 inches in diameter.
The bigger the pieces of dough, the thicker and thicker the burger.
You can also cut them into pieces and wrap them in aluminum foil and freeze them for a couple days.
Heat up the grill: Place a grill pan over medium heat.
Heat a little oil in the pan and cook the burgers for about 5 to 7 minutes.
If you have a high-end grill, you can cook for as long as 30 minutes.
Let the burgers cool: Remove the burgers from the pan.
The inside of the burger is made up of layers of liquid that are cooked through.
Place the burgers in a plastic bag and refrigerate for at at least 30 minutes to let the meat cool.
The patty will begin to soften as the meat cooks, so you want to wait until it’s at room temperature before removing it from the bag.
Heat the oven: The final step is the final step in the cooking process.
After the meat has been cooked, place it on a baking tray covered with foil.
Cook for about 15 to 20 minutes.
Serve: Serve the burgers at room temperatures.