It is better to buy the full fat hamburger meat then the lowfat kind cuz they just lose moisture and end up dry. Buy the regular meat and drain it well and it is much tastier.
As for fave burgers....
I like to put stuff in the meat: mix up the meat with some seasonings and form 2 patties per burger, press them to about 1/4" thickness and put in your fave ingredients in the middle, spreading it out but leaving room around the edges. Put the second patty ontop and then pinch the edges together, like you would a pie crust.
My fave ingredients are:
- Feta cheese, black olives and onions.
- Blue cheese.
- Green chilis and jack cheese.
- Sauteed mushrooms and chopped peppers.
As for a basic burger, I like tomatoe, sprouts and avocado.
And these days I am a no go on the bun so whatever burger I make, I wrap in a big caesar lettcue leaf. And thank GOD for George Foreman grills!!
And you must try this: burger, cheese and peanut butter. It sounds gross but is really quite tasty - it melts and is yummy.