This is the perfect time of year to dust off your grill and make ready for a slew of summer recipes that will tantalize your guests. Flay sends along his love and a few grilling tips to make your job a tad bit easier.
Bobby Flay’s Burger Barbecue 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.