I doubt if Megan Elliott taste tested all the burger recipes in the world or managed to visit all the burger joints in the world, but hubris doesn’t pay attention to facts.
Want to cook the perfect burger? There are plenty of people eager to tell you how. A Google search for “best burger recipe” yields a staggering 6.9 million results.
That would be some lengthy taste test. How can we shorten it up a bit?
When all you want is some guidance on how to create a patty that’s tender and juicy inside with a crisp outer crust, it can all seem a little overwhelming. It’s just a pile of ground meat on a bun with some toppings, after all. How hard can it be to figure out the ultimate hamburger recipe?
Apparently testing doesn’t matter.
To make the best burger, you need to start with the right meat. Don’t feel you need to reach for the most expensive beef you can buy, though. Instead, focus on fat content. No more than 80% lean is ideal. Ground chuck, rather than sirloin, is a good bet.
That’s three webpages and endless advertising after the headline and all you get is a few recipes. Apparently, the best bun is a matter of personal preference but the burger is not.