Can’t seem to get your burgers to be as juicy and flavorful as the one at your favorite restaurant? Try out one or all of the tips from these burger experts in this Thrillist article. A cast iron pan, freshly ground meat, and plenty of fat may be the only things keeping you from homemade burger nirvana.
Have you ever gone to a restaurant, had an amazing burger, and then tried to replicate it at home only to have disastrous results? That’s what you get for trying. But in the spirit of spreading knowledge and leveling the playing field for meat aficionados everywhere, we consulted six burger experts to see how they prepare their burgers when no one’s watching.
Spoiler alert: invest in a cast-iron pan. Also, research Maillard reactions.
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