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The Secret to Grilling Perfect Burgers

Summertime is grilling season, and there's nothing quite like the smell of juicy burgers sizzling. However, there's an art to grilling the perfect burger that's both juicy and flavorful. Here are five tips to help you grill the best burgers.

eating the perfect burger

Choose the Right Meat

The first step to grilling juicy burgers is choosing the right meat. Ground beef should have a fat content of at least 20% for the best results. Fat adds flavor and moisture to the meat, making it juicy and tender. When shopping for ground beef, look for a package that is bright red and is not too lean.

Don't Overwork the Meat

Once you've chosen your meat, it's time to start shaping your burgers. The key to juicy burgers is to handle the meat as little as possible. Overworking the meat can make it tough and dry. Use your hands to gently shape the meat into about ¾-inch thick patties.

Create an Indentation

Before you put your burgers on the grill, make a slight indentation in the center of each patty. This will help prevent the burgers from puffing up and losing shape as they cook. The indentation should be about ½ inch deep and wide enough to fit your thumb.

grilling hamburgers over high heat

Use High Heat

Grilling your burgers over high heat will help them develop a nice crust on the outside while remaining juicy on the inside. Preheat your grill to high heat before adding your burgers. You should hear a sizzle when you place the burgers on the grill. Cook the burgers for 3-4 minutes per side for medium-rare, 5-6 minutes per side for medium, and 7-8 minutes for well-done.

Let the Burgers Rest

After you've finished grilling your burgers, it's essential to let them rest for a few minutes before serving. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, making it even more tender and juicy. Cover the burgers with foil and let them rest for about 5 minutes before serving.

delicious hamburger on a wood plate

Bonus Tips for an Even Better Burger

Bonus Tip 1: Use Dad Spice "The Original"

Adding Dad Spice "The Original" to your burger would make it taste amazing because it is a unique blend of premium quality spices that have been carefully selected to enhance the flavor of your food. This unique seasoning adds a delicious, savory flavor to your burger, with just the right amount of smokiness and a hint of heat. The spices in Dad Spice "The Original" are also perfectly balanced, ensuring that the flavor is not too overpowering but enhances your burger's natural taste. Adding Dad Spice "The Original" to your burger will take your culinary experience to the next level and leave your taste buds craving more.

Bonus Tip 2: Add Cheese

Consider adding cheese if you want to take your burgers to the next level. Cheese adds an extra layer of flavor and moisture to your burgers. Add a slice of cheese to your burgers during the last minute of cooking and let it melt before removing the burgers from the grill.


Grilling juicy burgers is all about using the right meat, handling it correctly, creating an indentation, using high heat, and letting the burgers rest. Following these five tips, you can grill the perfect burger every time. So fire up the grill and get ready to enjoy some delicious, juicy burgers this summer!

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