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The Best Burgers

Written by Ami Bonen on Monday, 02 July 2012. Posted in Food Mood

July 4th kicks off the season of grilling and bbq. No barbeque is complete without bugers. To learn how to make the perfect burger for your next barbeque or dinner, we've asked Chef Ami Bonen to guide us with Step-by-Step photos.  - CookKosher

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Start off with 2 large onions diced. 

 

Saute them in a skillet with 2-3 tablespoons oil until brown and golden. 

 

 

Place the onions in a bowl. Add about 3 tablespoons of dijon mustard. 

 

With a hand blender, blend the onions and mustard. 

 

 

You should now have a bowl of blended onions and a bowl of chopped parsley. 

 

Combine the onions, parsley and salt and pepper with the ground beef.

 

The easiest way to form burgers is by using a burger press. The one above is cheap (less than 3 dollars) and can be purchased here. Before adding the meat, wet the inside with a little water, so that the burgers slide out easily. 

 

 

With wet hands, form a ball. Place the ball in the burger press.

 

 

Press down the burger until it fills the press. Flip over on a piece of parchment paper. Twist the top to release the burger. 

 

 

Viola, perfect burgers! Place in in a lined pan and cover. Freeze for 30 minutes or until you needed so that they maintain their shape while being cooked. 

Grill or bake in the oven. Place it in a bun, with your favorite topping and enjoy!

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Ami Bonen

Chef Ami Bonen is an Israeli Chef trained at top culinary school. He's worked in restaurants and catering companies in Israel and the US. He currently runs and Middle Eastern style restaurant in New Jersey and is available as a private chef. 

Comments (4)

  • ellabella
    05 July 2012 at 09:59 |

    looks great.

  • rgc
    09 July 2012 at 00:06 |

    If you don't have a burger press you can also use the lid of a plastic disposable container.

  • AidelK
    10 July 2012 at 23:39 |

    I wish I had read this last week. It looks great; thanks for the clear and informative tutorial. I'm looking forward to trying this.

  • ShaindyN
    16 July 2012 at 18:44 |

    I did it yesterday for a family BBQ, was a huge success!!

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