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How To Choose The Best Ground Beef For Burgers
Grilling season means hamburgers galore, and the quality of your beef can make all the difference. If you don't choose the right type of beef, you might end up with unpleasantly dry patties or lackluster flavor.
According to Simply Recipes, chuck is the best option for burgers, thanks to its 80% lean to 20% fat ratio, which ensures that your burger stays juicy and flavorful. If you choose meat that's too lean, your burgers will likely turn out dry, while meat that’s too fatty won't have as balanced a flavor and will be prone to falling apart.
The second factor that can dramatically impact your burgers is how freshly the meat was ground. You should generally stay away from buying pre-ground beef, and instead get your beef from a source you trust (such as a local butcher) or simply grind it yourself.