Something like that happened to me the other day. I don't really know exactly how it went down, but somehow I got this urge to make a gigantic cheeseburger, and at some point in time I decided the magic number would be four pounds. Four pounds of beefy deliciousness!! Jealous? You should be. Read on:
Like usual, I had to assemble the arsenal of freedom:
Mix the beef and pork together, seasoning with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. My "secret" burger ingredient is Worcestershire sauce - add it while you're mixing in all the rest of your seasonings, and let it soak in to the meat. I feel it improves the "beefy" flavor, and it really adds depth and complexity. If you're cooking normal burgers, now would be when you would make individual patties. Of course, if you're making the *ultimate* burger, you have to form your burger patty on a baking sheet:
Make sure to douse that baking sheet with non-stick spray, so you can slide it off without too much damage!
Obviously, something this awesome has to go on the grill; was there any doubt? So, like any good student of the grill, we need to preheat the grill, and we need to make sure the grill is clean. I also took this opportunity to cook some bacon on the grill; it turned out pretty sweet, but you have to make sure to kill the flame directly underneath to keep it from flaring up!!
Once the grill has been properly preheated, oil it up thoroughly. Then toss the burger on!
you may notice that it takes two spatulas to flip
How will you know when this monstrosity is done? Well, I doubt you have any experience in cooking 4 lbs of burger in one lump, so the easiest way is. . .an instant read thermometer:
NOM NOM NOM NOM!