When forming large (6 ounce or larger) patties for the broiler, form the patties wider than you'd like them to be, and create a small dimple in the center by pressing down with your fingers.
Juicy Broiled Burgers Recipe
28 ounces freshly ground beef (preferably the Blue Label Burger Blend; ground chuck will do)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 slices cheese (I recommend American or cheddar)
4 soft hamburger buns, lightly toasted
Toppings and condiments as desired
Preheat broiler to high. Divide meat into four equal 7-ounce portions and gently shape each one into a patty 4.5-inches wide by approximately 3/4-inch thick. Place on flat surface and create a dimple in the center of the patty by pushing down with three or four fingers. The dimple should be about 1/4 of an inch deep and 3 inches across. Season generously with salt and pepper.
Place patties on foil-lined broiler pan and position so that tops of patties are 2 1/2 to 3 inches below the broiler elements or flame. Broil for 3 minutes until top is well-browned and begging to char. Flip patties and continue to broil until center reads 130 degrees on an instant read thermometer for medium-rare, about 3 minutes longer. Adjust cooking time if you want them more or less cooked.
Top each patty with a slice of cheese, place back under broiler for 25 seconds to melt, place on buns, top as desired, and serve.
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 45g||58%|
|Saturated Fat 17g||84%|
|Total Carbohydrate 32g||12%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||5%|
|Total Sugars 6g|
|Vitamin C 1mg||5%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|