Saturday, January 4, 2014

Homemade Burgers on the CB-500X

This is my first cook with some of the 12 pounds of 60/40 hamburger I made a couple of days ago.

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The Ziplock bag in the front of this picture wasn’t frozen and contained a little over 1-1/2 pound of this great burger so I used it for this cook.

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I made up  five 1/3 pound patties and added some salt and pepper so they were ready for the cooker. Notice the white color showing all the fat or flavor that is in each burger.

I filled a Weber charcoal chimney about 2/3 full of that wonderful Ozark Oak lump charcoal and when it was ready, I poured it into one side of the little grill. I have the grill set so 1/2 is direct and the other half is indirect. 

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I started with my buns as I like them kinda toasted for my burgers. I also added some cheese to a couple of them as it is too difficult to get the burgers done correctly with the cheese as they are not on the grill long enough to melt the cheese. 

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I placed a couple of burgers on the hot grill and then cooked them 2 minutes and turned them about 45 degrees for the nice grill marks. They then cooked another 1-1/2 minutes  and I turned them over and let this side go for 2 more minutes. The total time was 5-1/2 minutes to get the burgers to an internal of 130-135 degrees which was my goal for medium rare meat. 

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Had some smoke as all that juice dripped down on my charcoal fire. 

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The 5 patties looked good coming off of the cooker.

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I took 2 of the patties off of the plate for our lunch and I think you can see all the juice that is left on the plate from these wonderful homemade burgers. 

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Wife likes her burgers all dressed out so I added some lettuce, tomato, and a thin slice of onion to her burger with cheese.

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That does look good!

This old purest doesn’t want any of that junk on his sandwich so I just loaded my patty into a bun and ate it without any additions to the sandwich. I wanted to taste all that juicy goodness of this homemade burger and this sandwich sure had that! Best burger I have had in months. Gonna eat another one for breakfast.

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