Let’s start with our tricks first. The ground meat you use must be fresh. If possible, ask your butcher to make special ground beef for the burger. Use ground beef that is about 18-20 percent of the burgers. Minced meat obtained from the meat between the neck and scapula of the calf is very suitable for this.
Other than salt, pepper, and some basic spices, ingredients like onions, eggs, and breadcrumbs aren’t added to the ground beef in hamburgers. Also, the hamburger patty is not kneaded too much. After dividing the minced meat into several pieces and adding the spices, mix it gently with your fingers without crushing it too much. You can get easier results if you wet your hands before kneading and shaping.
HOW to shape?
After dividing the meatball mixture into equal portions, shape it into 3 cm thick rounds. Gently press the center of the circles with your thumb. When your burger is cooked, as the edges collapse, this hollow part will rise and you will have perfectly shaped burgers.
After shaping the meatballs, cover them with cling film and let them rest for a while in the fridge. In the meantime, you can prepare the rest of the ingredients for your burger.
HOW TO COOK?
Let’s get to the cooking stage… You need to cook your burger on a flat surface that is well oiled so that it doesn’t fall apart and lose its juice. Your burger, which is suddenly hot on the outside, is sealed and retains its juices. If you try to cook slowly at a low temperature, you will burn out the water. Therefore, the temperature must be high and constant. To test it, stick your hand about 5 centimeters into the pan or grill. If you can hold it for more than 3 seconds, it means it’s not hot enough yet.
Do not constantly turn the meatballs during cooking. Just keep both sides on fire for 2 minutes for rare, 4 for medium and 5 minutes for well done. Also, avoid pressing down on the burger while it’s cooking. You’ll cause the burger’s oily juices to run off and lose flavor.
Finally, don’t forget to let the meatballs rest for a few minutes after removing them from the heat.
Let’s go to our delicious homemade burger that everyone who tastes wants the recipe…
How about a delicious homemade ketchup like the ones bought at the market?
For the bread dough:
600 grams of flour
120 grams of butter
2 teaspoons of salt
220 milliliters of warm milk
150 milliliters of warm water
1 teaspoon of sugar
20 grams of fresh yeast
To spread on the bread:
2 tablespoons of water
2 tablespoons of milk
For the meatballs:
500 grams of ground beef
For the sauce:
How is it done?
Mix the milk and water in a bowl.
Add yeast and sugar and mix well.
Add the rest of the dough ingredients to the milk yeast and knead until you get a smooth consistency.
Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rest for 15 minutes.
Divide the dough into meringues, roll them well and put them on a greased tray.
After 5 minutes, press lightly with your hand the breads that you have fermented in the tray, and let them rest for half an hour, covered again.
Beat the milk, egg and water, brush the bread and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
After heating the oven to 200 degrees, put the bread in the oven.
In 15-20 minutes, the loaves will be ready. Leave the loaves to cool on the wire rack after you remove them from the oven.
Meanwhile, prepare the meatballs and shape the meatballs.
Put the meatballs that you have rested in the refrigerator between the breads that have been cooked on the grill or in the pan and cooled.
Ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, pickles, lettuce, tomato slices, onion slices, etc. you can put it to take advantage of…