A great beef burger is made up of more than just ground beef.  You need to make sure your burger is seasoned just right.

Here are some easy instructions for creating the perfect backyard burger this summer!

1¼ pounds of ground chuck (85 percent lean or less)
MySpicer Steak & Burger Seasoning

1. Preheat your grill

2. Divide the burger meat and gently form it into 4 balls.

3. Flatten the balls into ¾ inch thick meat patties. Also make sure to flatten the top and sides of each meat patty. This helps to ensure that the thickness of the burger is consistent throughout and will help your beef burger cook more evenly.

4. Use your thumb and press into the center of the beef patty to make a shallow depression. This depression helps the burger from over-plumping when cooking.

5. Coat the patty with MySpicer Steak & Burger Seasoning. Work the rub evenly into both sides of the patty to get the flavor inside as much as possible.

6. Oil your grill grate using a pair of tongs and a paper towel dipped in canola oil or olive oil.

7. Cook, with the depression facing up, until the burgers release easily,  cooking approximately 4 to 5 minutes for medium. Do not press or flatten the burger while cooking.  Flip the patty and cook another 4 to 5 minutes additional.

8. Optional – add the cheese.  When making cheeseburgers don’t add your cheese until the last 2 minutes.  Make sure to cover the grill after adding your cheese. To get that oozing, melted effect – here are some tips: Cheddar, Swiss, or American should be sliced thin or grated.  Goat cheese, Feta, or Blue cheese should be crumbled on the burger.

Number of Servings: 4 Burgers

Beef Burger

Doesn’t that look tasty?  Yum!