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Burger of the Gods

For a perfectly moist and juicy burger, grind your meat at home. Just trust me.
This may seem like a lot of work for a burger, but if you really love them, you won't mind.
This recipe first appeared in Season 2 of Good Eats.
ACTIVE TIME: 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 25 minutes
Yield: 4 servings


  • 10 ounces sirloin, trimmed, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes and chilled
  • 10 ounces chuck, trimmed, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes and chilled
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Specialized Hardware

  • Cast iron skillet or griddle


  • In separate batches, pulse the chuck and the sirloin in a food processor 10 times. Gently combine the chuck, sirloin, and kosher salt in a large bowl using your fingers. Form the meat into 5-ounce patties.
  • Heat a cast iron skillet or griddle over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Place the hamburger patties in the pan. For medium-rare burgers, cook the patties for 4 minutes on each side. For medium burgers, cook the patties for 5 minutes on each side. Flip the burgers only once during cooking. Let rest for 2 minutes before serving.