- You will need to get 1/2 LB of skirt steak for each person, and COARSELY grind it.
- Cut the meat into one inch cubes across the grain
- Spread out and freeze it for an hour before grinding
- Don’t overpack or overwork the meat
- If you do not have a meat grinder, pulse on your food processor briefly
- Alternately go to the supermarket and get 85/15 hamburger or ask the butcher to grind it for you. Be sure to specify a coarse grind though.
Ingredients to feed 4 people
|2 LB hamburger
– see notes above
Melted butter to brush on top during grilling
Ketchup, mustard, pickle, relish, onion, tomato, cheese, lettuce, jalapeño
Step by Step
- Divide your meat into four servings (if there are four people)
- Flatten into round patties. Do not overwork your meat.
- Put a dimple in the center of your hamburger patty. This will keep it from rounding.
- Cook both sides on low heat initially. About 300 to 350°
- Brush the top with butter each time you turn it over to keep your burger juicy
- When both sides have browned (about 3 minutes per side) finish at about 450°. This will give both sides a nice sear.
- Cook until internal temperature is 125-130° (about 3 more minutes per side)
- Place on toasted sesame seed bun, and top with a slice of cheddar cheese.
- Toss the onion and lettuce briefly in the remaining burger juice in the pan to give it a nice flavor
- Serve with condiments
Oh, one more thing…
Carl’s Jr.’s Original Six Dollar Burger (since there are other variations now) is a hefty burger with a charbroiled Black Angus beef patty, two slices of American cheese, lettuce, two slices of tomato, red onion, pickles, mustard, mayo, and ketchup on a toasted sesame seed bun. Grandpa thinks his is better.
- You can make your own French fries using Grandpa’s Recipe. Another fun option is to make medallions rather than the standard long fries.
Look for Grandpa's Cookbook coming soon. © 2016.