Mark’s Secrets to Great Burgers on the Grill


Mark's Tips:

  1. Make sure the buns aren’t bigger than the burgers – it’s all about the meat!
  2. Use the slamming technique. I like to slam the meat down on a surface instead of rolling it with my hands before placing it on the grill – gives it a better shape.
  3. Group all of your rares, mediums, and wells in the same area on the grill so you can grab and serve the correct burger to the correct guest ASAP.
  4. Make one side of the grill hotter than the other so you can time things out so they’re done at the same time – it’s all about the timing. Some things take longer to cook than others.
  5. Grill the buns! Add some melted butter and put them on the grill. Time them to be done close to the burgers.
  6. When feeding children, don’t season the burgers. Kids like ketchup – that’s enough seasoning for them – they may not be inclined to eat spicy versions.
  7. Throw some asparagus on the grill for a healthy alternative to fries as a burger side dish.

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