One of the most popular dishes that can be wonderfully prepared on a contact grill is classic grilled hamburgers. The minced meat patties are excellent for the contact grill, evenly seared from the top and bottom. This process creates delightful roasted aromas, keeping the meat juicy inside – ideal for a burger that makes your mouth water.

However, for those who want to extract even more flavor from their burgers, making the patties from scratch is the way to go. With a professional meat grinder, you can prepare enough minced meat for a whole group of guests in no time, ready to serve them with burgers. The taste of freshly homemade patties is incomparably good and cannot be compared to store-bought ground meat. Many people are hesitant to make minced meat themselves, which is a shame. It’s really worth it; give it a try! Good meat grinders are available for a reasonable price.

How to Season the Burgers Ground in a Meat Grinder

Ingredients for Ground Meat Patties
The right spices make the flavor!
The art of homemade burger patties lies in the right spice blend and the correct thickness. Although the unseasoned ground meat might be good, without the right spices, it doesn’t bring out much flavor. However, seasoning the burgers correctly is not that difficult. We’ve prepared a super delicious and simple burger recipe for you that gives the patties a unique taste and brings out more aroma from the ground meat when grilling.

Ingredients for Ground Meat Patties

  • 1 kg ground meat (preferably self-ground with a meat grinder)
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard

Preparation on the Contact Grill
Mix and knead all the ingredients well until a uniform mixture is formed (this is best done in a food processor). Then shape the patties from the mixture and grill them in the contact grill as usual. That’s it! For those feeling lazy, you can also use a ready-made spice mix to give the ground meat the necessary zest. Give it a try; you’ll be delighted with the results!

Tip: Shape the patties with a burger press

What to Consider When Buying a Meat Grinder

Before you purchase a meat grinder, there are a few things to consider. The key criteria for a good meat grinder are sharp, quality blades, a stable base, and robust materials, preferably steel. A meat grinder doesn’t need to have a wide range of functions or conform to any modern trend.

Meat grinders have been manufactured using the same method for years and are very simple devices. When reading product tests and comparisons online, focus on robust construction and high quality, then you can’t really go wrong with a purchase. It’s even better if the device has been well-reviewed by previous buyers.

We wish you lots of fun grilling burgers and success in preparing homemade patties on the contact grill of your choice! Another delicious burger recipe awaits.