Abe's Market has passed on these handy grilling tips from Chef Bobby Flay of Mesa Grill and Bobby's Burger Palace. These suggestions will help you make some great burgers during this summer's barbecue season. And while these tips are geared toward grilling burgers, you can tweak them a bit to use them for steak and even fish to some extent.
Bobby Flay Grilling Tips
- “First, the type of meat is important. Don’t use anything too lean. My preference is meat that’s 80 percent meat and 20 percent fat.”
- “I use a thumb press technique when I’m making burgers – the indention in the burger ensures that it will plump up and be nice and juicy.”
- “When you’re cooking, make sure not to over flip the patty. Only flip the burger once to make sure you get a nice crust on each side.”
- “Lastly, there’s nothing worse than a burger with half-melted cheese. If you’re cooking outside, trap the heat by closing the grill over the patties. If cooking indoors, place a metal bowl over the burgers to properly melt the cheese.”
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What are your secret grilling tips?