Ultimate Burger

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Meat master Pat LaFrieda of LaFrieda Meat Purveyors creates the most delicious homemade burger blend, combining five cuts of meat into the juiciest, beefiest and most consistently delicious burger you’ll ever have.

Cook Time:25 min
Prep Time:25 min
Total Time:50 min
Method:BBQ, Smoker
1. Step 1

2. Freeze the meat in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet until firm, 30 minutes.

4. Step 2

5. In a grinder fitted with a chilled medium plate, gradually add the meat slices and grind at medium-high speed into 
a chilled bowl; do not force it. Working quickly, gradually re-grind the ground meat, pushing gently only if necessary.

7. Step 3

8. Light a grill or preheat a grill pan. Form the meat into eight 3/4-inch-thick patties. Generously season with salt. Grill over high heat until browned outside and medium-rare within, 3 to 
4 minutes per side. Serve the burgers in buns with ketchup, mustard, lettuce and tomato.
* 1 pound beef chuck, sliced 
3/4 inch wide

* 3/4 pound boneless beef short ribs, sliced 3/4 inch wide
* 1/2 pound flatiron steak, sliced 3/4 inch wide

* 1/2 pound hanger steak, sliced 
 3/4 inch wide

* 1/2 pound beef brisket, sliced 
3/4 inch wide

* Kosher salt

* 8 hamburger buns (Brioche),split
 Ketchup, mustard, torn lettuce and sliced tomatoes, for serving