Best Old-Fashioned Burgers

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated July/August 2008, America's Test Kitchen TV

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.

SERVES Makes 4 burgers

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

For a classic drive-in burger recipe that would produce an ultra-crisp, ultra-browned, ultra-beefy burger perfect for catching dripping juices, melted cheese, and tangy sauce, we learned that freshly ground beef was essential. We also found...

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