Recipes

3 Ways to Upgrade Your Burger

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 11:59 AM, September 6, 2017

Aired September 6, 2017

Do you like your burger thick and juicy? Thin and crispy? Or maybe you prefer it the way Julia Child liked it? Whichever way, we’ve got you covered with three foolproof and Rach-approved cooking methods. She’s the “Burger Queen,” after all!

YOU LIKE YOUR BURGER: Thick and Juicy
TRY: The Indent

First, press the beef to form an indent. Then flip it once, and you’ll be left with a flat burger (bye, burger bulge!), making it ready for all the toppers your heart desires! Plus, with this method, your burger gets the chance to cook evenly, providing desired doneness from edge to edge.

 


YOU LIKE YOUR BURGER:
Thin and Crispy
TRY: The Squish

Squish your patties in the skillet for a seared caramelized flavor. Cook them for 1 to 2 minutes on each side. And for optimal cheese melting, be sure to squirt water into the pan and cover with a lid for 10 to 20 seconds.
 


YOU LIKE YOUR BURGER:
The Way Julia Liked It
TRY: The Julia

Chop up the patty until it’s about a 5-inch circle, and pop sauteed shallots right on top. Why? Because Julia Child said so! Season with salt and pepper, and place it in the skillet -- shallots side down! Cook for one minute on each side, and place on a toasted bun when done.

 


Watch each burger type in action in the video above!

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