How to make it

  • Shaping the burgers: be gentle, lightly form a patty with cupped palms, 3/4 inch thick, about 4 inch patty; loosely formed is fine
  • Make a small indentation in center with thumb because burgers contract when cooked and this helps them keep flat
  • Season with salt and pepper- grill seasoned side down, then season the other side as you turn them
  • Do not press on them with a spatula, this causes them to lose valuable juices
  • Cook: gas grill with high heat or charcoal grill to medium high heat
  • Grill: lightly charred about 4 minutes per side for medium rare
  • Transfer burgers to buns
  • Compose the burgers:
  • Onion on the bottom of the bun, burger,cheese, lettuce, tomato, sauce
  • Let stand 3 minutes before serving
  • Enjoy!
  • Sauce Recipe:
  • Mix all: makes 1 cup

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  • elgourmand 10 years ago
    A good, honest burger. The adobo sauce is a neat addition. Great post. RJ
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  • midgelet 10 years ago
    I often just substitute some chipotle chili powder for the adobo sauce
    I love the smokey mild flavor it imparts!

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  • DetroitTokyo 10 years ago
    Thanks for sharing! I think we're having burgers for dinner tomorrow. I don't have adobo sauce, what do you think might be a good sub?
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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    Love the article and the primer on the "perfect" burger. The secret sauce is awesome!!!!! Love.
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