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hubby's favorite burgers

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This recipe came from ideas from other people. I read a recipe( I think here on JAP) about adding water to beef because it helps retain moisture. Then on one of the cooking shows, I saw the trick of making the "hollow" in the burger so it doesn't end up " football shaped". I always liked a burger on the grill, but these are like being cooked on a flat top. Gets that nice crust to seal in the juices! The first time I made these, my husband said, and I quote " I want you to make these, like this, every time! Best burger I've eaten!

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yield 4 -6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For hubby's favorite burgers

  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground beef,80/20,chuck
  • water
  • salt and pepper

How To Make hubby's favorite burgers

  • 1
    You will need 2 skillets for these. Put one on back burner on low. Set aside the lid.
  • 2
    Separate beef into 6 portions.
  • 3
    With faucet running, pull open handful of meat , run under water stream quickly & press back together. Flatten with palm & create a dip in center of patty. (handling the meat as little as possible.)Season with salt & pepper.( or whatever you like)
  • 4
    Heat skillet to the high end of medium(7). Place burgers into skillet for 3 1/2 min per side( for medium doneness) Do not move at all while cooking!
  • 5
    Remove to the other skillet & top with cheese. cover. ( I cook them in batches of 2, that way, the first batch is ready to plate, when I'm putting the 2nd batch into warm skillet & starting the 3rd to cook.))