Juicy Broiled Burgers Recipe

Juicy Broiled Burgers Recipe

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.

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Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 1.

    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.

  2. 2.

    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.

  3. 3.

    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.