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dinedelish

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What is your perfect burger? Fri, 02/18/11 9:27 PM (permalink)
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What is in your perfect burger?  What kind of bread, condiments, add ons, # of patties, sauces, cheeses, etc..  Be as specific as you can (and i mean specific) or as general as you like.  I am just curious as to how everyone likes their burgers.  Also add how you like your meat cooked, and anything else you can think of.
 
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    leethebard

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    Re:What is your perfect burger? Sat, 02/19/11 9:01 AM (permalink)
    Lean ground round,nearing 1/2 pound,just a little salt and pepper in the meat,flamed to a medium doneness. Cheese may vary , toppings too, love grilled mushrooms in a burgundy winw glaze(perhaps with swiss cheese on that one) but I love California burgers made with summer ripe tomatoes(mayo on that one with a little added salt and pepper on the lettuce(crisp). Sometimes I like a "the works) like I get at 5 guys....all kinds of peppers ,jalapenoes,mushrooms lettuce and tomato and cheese. Sometimes I'm in the mood for a classic plain(just to enjoy the taste of the beef...I always like LOTS OF FRESH GROUND PEPPER!!!. And put the burger on a CRISP KAISER ROLL...something that holds up to what's inside, that's VERY important. But honestly a great burger for me varies from time to time.I like the opportunity to customize my burger...just be sure to start with that quality fresh ground round!!! I need to taste the beef under what ever I add to that burger!!!!!
     
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      KurtSara

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      Re:What is your perfect burger? Sat, 02/19/11 10:15 AM (permalink)
      3 quarter lb patties, swiss cheese and onions, raw or fried, I don't care, and a nice soft bun,  now I have to go have a burger somewhere, Culver's?
       
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        Twinwillow

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        Re:What is your perfect burger? Sat, 02/19/11 10:27 AM (permalink)
        I have very simple needs when it comes to my favorite burger at home. 
        1/3 LB. fresh ground buffalo from Wholefoods.
        Griddle cooked medium rare.
        Sliced red or sweet onion.
        A thick slice of Boars Head (white) American cheese.
        Ketchup. And depending on my mood at the time: Sometimes with a little mustard added. Sometimes with a little homemade "special sauce". and sometimes, my "special sauce" with a few drops of hickory liquid smoke for a hickory flavored "special sauce".
        All on grilled, buttered Oroweat "Double Fiber" bread.
        And last, a good sour, NY style garlic brined pickle. Like, Ba-Tempte brand.
         
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          tymsart

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          Re:What is your perfect burger? Sat, 02/19/11 10:38 AM (permalink)
          My favorite burger is a 1/3 to 1/2 lb, cooked to medium on toast with tomato, onion, roasted red peppers, cheese and mayo.  In some places it would be called a "Dagwood", which is what the Litchfield Farm Shoppes used to serve back in the 1960's.  It came with fries and the most delicious cole slaw.  I have never been able to recreate that cole slaw or find a recipe that comes close.  I am still trying!!
           
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            ChrisOC

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            Re:What is your perfect burger? Sat, 02/19/11 10:46 AM (permalink)
            a Dilly Cheeseburger from Dilly's Corner near New Hope PA.
            Here is the Page from Holly Eats, with a pic of the cheeseburger.
             
            http://www.hollyeats.com/Dillys.htm
             
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              Michael Hoffman

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              Re:What is your perfect burger? Sat, 02/19/11 10:46 AM (permalink)
              I'll take a six to eight ounce patty made with an 80-20 lean to fat content chuck cooked medium rare with grilled onions, American or cheddar cheese, mayonnaise and grainy mustard -- sometimes even some sweet relish -- on a sturdy toasted or grilled hamburger bun. I'll add my own salt and pepper. No lettuce, no tomato, no pickles anywhere in the vicinity of my burger, please.
               
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                cavandre

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                Re:What is your perfect burger? Sat, 02/19/11 12:02 PM (permalink)
                I'm not a fan of the monster burger...I prefer 6oz. of 80/20 cooked to medium (meaning there's still a lot of pink in the middle.
                Ketchup-always, mustard-sometimes, mayo-never.
                I prefer a cheeseburger, anything from American to smoked Gouda.
                If it's good bacon, yes.
                Raw red onion or nicely carmelized yellow ones.
                A slice of tomato if it has taste but I'll pass on most of them.
                Good sour pickle on the side.
                 
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                  ann peeples

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                  Re:What is your perfect burger? Sat, 02/19/11 12:20 PM (permalink)
                  I have combinations I like. Freshly sauteed mushrooms and swiss cheese( nothing else on it) Bacon, cheddar and bbq sauce. Sometimes just american cheese, sauteed onions and pickles.
                   
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                    Holly Moore

                    Re:What is your perfect burger? Sat, 02/19/11 12:26 PM (permalink)
                    Four to six ounce burger with around 20% fat content sauteed in butter in a cast iron skillet to medium rare - better to err on the rare side.  A light sprinkle of salt. Aged cheddar - favorite comes from Grafton Village - aged two or three years.  White bread, perhaps toasted on one side. Thin slice or two of red or vadalia onion. Slice of brandywine tomato in season.
                     
                    Or, may it rest in peace, the charcoal grilled burger from Anthony Wayne on Rte 46 in Wayne, New Jersey - medium rare, topped with sliced raw onion and red relish.
                     
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                      dimmie2

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                      Re:What is your perfect burger? Sat, 02/19/11 3:29 PM (permalink)
                      1/4 pd med. well patty, cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, thin slice of onion inbetween a grilled burger bun slathered with mustard.
                       
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                        Twinwillow

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                        Re:What is your perfect burger? Sat, 02/19/11 5:01 PM (permalink)
                        dinedelish


                        What is in your perfect burger?  What kind of bread, condiments, add ons, # of patties, sauces, cheeses, etc..  Be as specific as you can (and i mean specific) or as general as you like.  I am just curious as to how everyone likes their burgers.  Also add how you like your meat cooked, and anything else you can think of.

                         
                        This is an excellent post from a "newbie". Thank you, "dinedelish"
                         
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                          Greymo

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                          Re:What is your perfect burger? Sat, 02/19/11 5:04 PM (permalink)
                          Mine is a meduium rare  (I always   order rare to make sure that it is not overdone)   with  blue cheese and grilled onions and  mustard and  mayonaisie
                           
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                            senor boogie woogie

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                            Re:What is your perfect burger? Sun, 02/20/11 4:49 AM (permalink)
                            Obviously the meat and the bread.
                            The bread should have seseme seeds on them, lots of seseme seeds, toasted.
                            Meat should be done to well done.
                            Onions, lots of onions, sweet pickles and mayonnaise.
                             
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                              ChrisOC

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                              Re:What is your perfect burger? Sun, 02/20/11 10:19 AM (permalink)
                                Two all beef patties,special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onion on a sesame seed bun. 
                               
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                                leethebard

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                                Re:What is your perfect burger? Sun, 02/20/11 10:46 AM (permalink)
                                ChrisOC


                                  Two all beef patties,special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onion on a sesame seed bun. 


                                      As long as that "all" beef doesn't come from the golden arches...Note: Remember all beef simply means anything that comes from a cow. The evil giant puts bone marrow into their mix(stretches it like breadcrumbs might....and perfectly legal!!!!!!!!) One good point about the bone marrow is it adds nutrition they're proud to publish now. This info. comes from a friend who worked at what he called a "Trash burger" factory!
                                 
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                                  ScreamingChicken

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                                  Re:What is your perfect burger? Sun, 02/20/11 1:42 PM (permalink)
                                  leethebard


                                  Note: Remember all beef simply means anything that comes from a cow.

                                   
                                  Is this the USDA definition of "all beef"?  Or someone else's?
                                   
                                  I don't think the perfect burger exists.  There are far too many great combinations of meats, cheeses, seasonings, condiments and breads for me to be able to pick one as the sole superlative.
                                   
                                  Brad
                                   
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                                    chefbuba

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                                    Re:What is your perfect burger? Tue, 02/22/11 11:55 AM (permalink)
                                    ChrisOC


                                      Two all beef patties,special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onion on a sesame seed bun. 


                                    This is the version that I serve.

                                     
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                                      Michael Hoffman

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                                      Re:What is your perfect burger? Tue, 02/22/11 12:29 PM (permalink)
                                      Except for the onion, bacon, lettice, tomato and pickles it looks great.
                                       
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                                        TJ Jackson

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                                        Re:What is your perfect burger? Tue, 02/22/11 12:44 PM (permalink)
                                        6 ounces dry-aged 75/25 coarsely ground chuck and short rib (mostly chuck)
                                        griddled w/some salt, pepper, and garlic on a very hot surface
                                        medium rare w/crusted outside
                                        unsweeted sesame-seeded brioche with insides lightly buttered and well toasted
                                        2 slices Hoffman's Super Sharp (nope, no relation to MH)
                                        caramelized red onions
                                        leaf lettuce
                                        beefsteak tomato slice
                                        <message edited by TJ Jackson on Tue, 02/22/11 1:56 PM>
                                         
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                                          ALLGOOD

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                                          Re:What is your perfect burger? Tue, 02/22/11 1:10 PM (permalink)
                                          Plain and simple.  Culvers cheddar butterburger with fried onions.  Nice thin patty cooked just right with crispy edges, toasted bun and REAL cheddar cheese.  Add a side salad and it is the perfect meal.
                                           
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                                            Rusty246

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                                            Re:What is your perfect burger? Tue, 02/22/11 1:12 PM (permalink)
                                            80/20 rare to medium rare, toasted kaiser roll, light mayo, sauteed mushrooms under a layer of melted swiss and american, lettuce, tomato, onion, with a  pickle on the side.
                                             
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                                              OxDawg

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                                              Re:What is your perfect burger? Tue, 02/22/11 2:00 PM (permalink)
                                              80/ 20 Ground Chuck formed into around a 6-8 ounce patty. Top with Morton Seasoned Salt. Cook on gas or charcoal grill until  medium-well. Top with american cheese remove burger when cheese melts. Top burger with garlic salt let rest for 5 minutes. While burger is resting toast a Kroger Whole wheat bun in the oven for 5 minutes at 350. Remove bun from oven. On bottom of bun apply ketchup to taste. Apply just a little Mayo to the bottom of the top. Place burger on bottom of bun Apply 3 slices of bacon to top of patty cover with bun top enjoy. Nice and simple. Basically just meat cheese and bread with a little ketchup and mayo.
                                               
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                                                KurtSara

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                                                Re:What is your perfect burger? Tue, 02/22/11 7:29 PM (permalink)
                                                ALLGOOD


                                                Plain and simple.  Culvers cheddar butterburger with fried onions.  Nice thin patty cooked just right with crispy edges, toasted bun and REAL cheddar cheese.  Add a side salad and it is the perfect meal.

                                                 
                                                I didn't no they sold just single patty burgers, I thought they only had triples
                                                 
                                                I had the triple with swiss cheese tonight, a bowl of chili instead of fries, man that was good
                                                <message edited by KurtSara on Wed, 02/23/11 8:57 PM>
                                                 
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                                                  Rookiecook

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                                                  Re:What is your perfect burger? Tue, 02/22/11 7:45 PM (permalink)
                                                  The Wimpy burger would work for me (where I pay later for my meal), especially if it was a juicy pink-inside thick slab of ground chuck, the late Paul Newman's favorite blend.  The bun and any dressings at that point would simply be an afterthought.
                                                   
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                                                    dinedelish

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                                                    Re:What is your perfect burger? Wed, 02/23/11 1:24 AM (permalink)
                                                    why thanks?  as a blogger, these questions come up :)
                                                    I love reading about what others like as the perfect burger.
                                                     
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                                                      1bbqboy

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                                                      Re:What is your perfect burger? Wed, 02/23/11 1:40 AM (permalink)
                                                      [This post was marked as helpful]
                                                      since you are a blogger,the predecessor to your thread:
                                                        What Goes On Your Burger?
                                                      <message edited by bill voss on Wed, 02/23/11 2:02 AM>
                                                       
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                                                        gregys

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                                                        Re:What is your perfect burger? Thu, 06/23/11 9:45 PM (permalink)
                                                        Good bun, not lean meat, mayo, lettuce, tomato, big slice onion. That's my basic.

                                                        I could go for fried mushrooms also.

                                                        Sometimes I use mustard and ketchup, but mayo, with the tomato touching the mayo, hits the yum spot for me. Fried onions are good but usually go with the slice on the quick.

                                                        I need raw onion every day!

                                                        Greg
                                                         
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                                                          fishtaco

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                                                          Re:What is your perfect burger? Fri, 06/24/11 3:15 PM (permalink)
                                                          The perfect burger, is the one I am stuffing into my face any particular time.
                                                           
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                                                            gostillerz

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                                                            Re:What is your perfect burger? Fri, 06/24/11 3:21 PM (permalink)
                                                            1/3lb home ground chuck, grilled w/ garlic salt and pepper, cooked medium
                                                            paper thin sliced onion, put on burger after flipping
                                                            tomato
                                                            pickled jalapenos
                                                            kaiser roll or toasted white bread
                                                             
                                                            Sometimes, A1 or a hot barbecue sauce. Never mayo.
                                                             
                                                             
                                                            <message edited by gostillerz on Fri, 06/24/11 3:22 PM>
                                                             
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