Burgers | What's Eating Dan? [VIDEO]

Watch and learn the science behind making the best homemade burger.

Published Sept. 6, 2018.

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Feed your burger inspiration with our editors' picks.

Equipment Review

No Fancy Meat Grinder Required

Grinding beef at home isn’t hard to do. Just cut the meat into 1-inch chunks, freeze until it is very firm, and pulse the chunks in a food processor until they are coarsely ground. You're instantly on your way to a supremely juicy burger.

Best Old-Fashioned Burgers

Sixty years ago, drive-in burgers were synonymous with freshly ground high-quality beef. Today they mean tasteless mass-produced patties. We wanted to bring back the genuine article.
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Juicy Pub-Style Burgers

Hand-ground beef gave us deep flavor, but getting a crusty exterior plus a juicy interior that was evenly rosy from center to edge required a couple more tricks.
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Grass-Fed Half-Pound Burgers

Sometimes the grass is greener on the other side of a juicy ½-pounder with cheese.
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