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Making Hamburger Patties

Learn how to incorporate delicious ingredients in with ground meat and shape for grilling perfection.

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Work in Ingredients with Meat
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1. Work in Ingredients with Meat

Combine the ground meat and any burger ingredients—such as blue or feta cheese, minced shallots or onions, herbs, and spices—in a large bowl. As you work with the meat, be careful not to compact it. Just work the ingredients evenly and lightly into the meat—overworking will produce tough burgers.

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