A question about a recipe: Classic Diner Burger

I have a question about the recipe "Classic Diner Burger" from thirschfeld. Very juicy burger that unfortunately I overcooked. How long should it take in the oven to get to medium rare?

  • Posted by: CarlaK
  • January 13, 2014
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Recipe question for: Classic Diner Burger

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pierino
pierino January 13, 2014

The second worst place to cook a "diner" burger is in the oven. The very worst is one of those outdoor "sun ovens". The optimum place is outside on a grill. Second best is on your cooktop using either a griddle or a skillet. And don't be a flipper! Burgers and steaks should be turned only once. And have a Thermapen handy to check it for your desired degree of doneness.

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Bunnee Butterfield
Bunnee Butterfield January 13, 2014

Check Serious Eats Burger Lab. Kenji suggests flipping a burger every 15 seconds. Personally, I use a cast iron skillet and follow Kenji's rules re: seasoning, cooking and flipping and have great results every time.

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pierino
pierino January 13, 2014

I associate frantic burger flipping with hyperactive 20-somethings who feel obligated to make it look like they're cooking---or at least doing something. If you do this you will lose the lovely grill marks which score the outsides of the burger.

bigpan
bigpan January 13, 2014

So many factors; how thick, what temperature, etc., besides Pierino's note...do invest in a good instant read thermometer and remember the meat still continues to "cook" after it is off the heat and resting.

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boulangere
boulangere January 13, 2014

Here is how I cook any burger, not just bison:
http://thesolitarycook.wordpress.com/2012/05/13/saturday-sandwich-bison-burger-oven-roasted-potatoes/

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Sam1148
Sam1148 January 13, 2014

I can put up with the flippers...as been mentioned it's not flipping is more 'romance' than science.

But the mashers...they shouldn't be allowed to play to with fire.

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