Feasty Bodacious Burgers
Coukout Recipe from the Feasty Boys
They've been called the bachelor's answer to Martha Stewart, so who better to share tips on cooking the best barbecue this holiday weekend than the "Feasty Boys?"
Chefs Jon Mayer and Jim Stump, whose cooking show can be seen on ESPN and other cable networks, joined "Good Morning America" with grilling tips and recipes for beer-basted hot dogs, bodacious burgers and hickory smoked pizza.
Feasty Tip: Tired of those same ol' dried out burgers that look like a hockey puck on a bun? Try adding a raw egg, chopped bacon, onion and peppers to the mix. Better yet, add your seasoning to the meat before molding your patties. This accomplishes the following: Seasoning beforehand will guarantee flavor throughout as opposed to just on the outside; egg will help burger retain shape; bacon, onion and peppers only intensify the flavor while adding moistness to burger. Hit with a small pat of butter when cooked to desired temperature just like you would do with a quality steak. And whatever you do, don't press the burgers while cooking!
Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
In a medium-sized bowl, combine ground beef, onion, peppers, bacon and seasoning.
In a separate small dish, gently whisk egg, breaking the yolk and mixing.
Pour raw egg over meat mixture.
Gently mix the ingredients together. When thoroughly mixed, form into fairly loosely packed patties.
Place burgers on grill and cook approximately 10 to 12 minutes, flipping every four minutes until an internal temperature of 135 to 140°F is achieved. At this point, apply cheese if desired and allow to melt.
Remove burgers from grill and allow to cool for approximately five minutes. (This allows all the juices to gradually settle into the burger for enhanced taste.)
Place burger on toasted bun and top with your favorite condiments.