Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 3/4 pound(s) ground chuck , about 80 percent lean

  2. 3/4 pound(s) ground sirloin , about 90 percent lean Vegetable oil Salt and freshly ground pepper

  3. 4 kaiser rolls or hamburger buns , split and toasted Grilled Chile Relish

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Light a grill. In a bowl, mix the ground meats and gently form into four 4-inch patties, about 1 1/2 inches thick. Make a 1/2-inch-deep indentation in the center of each patty, then rub lightly with the oil and season generously with salt and pepper. Grill the burgers over high heat, turning once, about 6 minutes for medium-rare; transfer to the buns, top with the relish and serve. Notes: Home-ground hamburger meat: Trim the fat around 3/4 pound each of chuck roast and sirloin steak until it's 1/4 inch thick. Cut the meat into 2-by-1-inch strips, transfer to a nonreactive bowl and toss with 1 1/2 teaspoons of kosher salt. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Using a meat grinder fitted with a medium disk, grind the meat.


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