Want to make perfect, juicy burgers? Follow these 5 easy tips.

Which cuts of beef make the best burger?  How do you produce a perfect, juicy patty every time? The height of grilling season is a good time to roll up your sleeves and find out. Develop a one-on-one relationship with the butcher at your favorite market and ask him to toss in ground veal or steak trimmings with your ground meat. If you want great flavor, don’t get all “diet-y” about your burger. A great hamburger needs a little fat to work up a good sizzle, so choose ground chuck or Angus over leaner cuts of ground beef. Avoid pre-packaged, pre-formed patties at any and all costs. Avoid also the temptation to form gigantic, “man-sized” burgers. Thin patties cook more quickly and stay juicier. Observe the cardinal rule of burger-making—either grilling or pan-frying: Leave it alone. Less flipping, more sipping (beer, soda, whatever grillside beverage you have handy). Strict adherence to this rule will produce a superior burger every time. Why the sipping? Because it keeps your hands busy so you won't over-flip that burger. Brought to you by: Relish - Free Recipes, Cooking Videos & Articles