A commercial griddle is an appliance that was made for cooking hamburgers, producing patties within minutes if you plan things correctly. However, cooking a proper burger involves a little more than just slapping them on the griddle, cooking them on one side, then flipping them over for the other side. Some preparation is involved. Otherwise what comes off the griddle is likely to be dry rather than juicy, and thus not very appetizing.

First, you need to mix the hamburger meat with some added ingredients to make sure that they come out juicy and delicious. In a bowl, mix two pounds of ground beef, 80 percent meat and 20 percent fat, with three-quarters of a cup of breadcrumbs, a beaten egg, a couple of tablespoons of either Worcestershire sauce or liquid smoke, two tablespoons of garlic powder, and a dash of cayenne or paprika pepper. Once everything is mixed thoroughly, create eight hamburger patties.

Lightly oil the griddle and turn it up to high heat. Cook the hamburgers on the first side for about three minutes and then flip. Cook on the other side for four minutes for medium-rare or to five minutes for medium-well. If you’re adding cheese lay a slice on top of the burger for the last minute of cooking time and then cover with a tent of foil or a pot lid to allow it to melt.


Immediately plate on toasted buns and add toppings (onions, lettuce, tomatoes, etc.) along with ketchup, barbecue sauce, or salsa and mustard. Serve immediately.

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