The Curse of the Incredible Shrinking Burgers
June 23, 2011 8:18 AM Subscribe
The Curse of the Incredible Shrinking Burgers...
posted by smitt to Food & Drink (30 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I'm trying to become a better chef on the BBQ. I read a number of posts on here regarding making great burgers, and I took some tips home and got to work.
I switched to using medium (as opposed to lean/extra-lean) ground beef, and have kept my patties simple by seasoning with salt and pepper, a bit of worsteshire sauce, and that's it.
I make nice big patties, dimple them in the middle, and yet...
I'm having patties going from a 4 inch diameter down to a 2 inch diameter... They taste great, but they're practically disappearing on me.
I'm not pressing down on the patties, and I'm only flipping once. Everything is great, except for this curious shrinking problem.