Originally posted by ShenB
Whats your preference Med.Rare, Med., Med.Well, or well?
Do you have a favorite place to go that you trust them to cook you up a med.rare burger?
How do you cook yours at home?
Personally I love a med.rare burger very juicy but I know my butcher shop and have him grind a sirloin steak for me.
I also find that cooking them quickly on a preheated George Foreman with a little season salt mixed in the patty makes for an awesome juicy patty .
A slice of cheddar on a toasted bun and a slice of onion - Mmmmmmm Burge Heaven!
Mother told me of her childhood in MX and grandma would make what was called "panocha" hamburgers:
ground beef (sometimes would add some ground pork too)
chopped onion, cilantro, jalapeño, an egg, a few tablespoons of flour
S&P to taste
mix it all together
grill it, almost well done, especially with the pork (back then)
serve on fresh bolillo (mexican round baguette)
mayo, escabeche jalapeños, lettuce, tomatoe, onion, a dab of mustard.
sorry if it's not exactly on topic, but my mom made it a couple times and bingo!
I personally like charred using mesquite chips on the grill.
On the other hand, med-rare with cornichons, mayo, tomato, onion and a slice of thick cheese is great too.
And White-castle style sliders kick butt when needed. Seared rare.