6 Common Grilled Burger Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them!)

Is there anything better than the classic simplicity of a burger fresh off the grill? A good burger—juicy, flavorful, and with just the right fixin’s—is summer eating at its best. Plus, there’s relatively little heavy lifting when it comes to making them, so it’s impossible to screw up a burger… or is it? Let’s see what makes the best outdoor grilled burgers!

1Ground Burger Varieties

Some people think they need a top of the line ground beef when in fact you don’t! There are several kinds: 75/25, 80/20, 85/15 and 90/10 are the most popular. You need a meat that will allow juice to flow so the leanest meat may not be the best pick. Too cheap a meat (75/25) will make your burgers shrivel up to tiny patty’s! Pick what looks good yet lean.