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Let's Celebrate National Burger Month...

If the beef burger isn’t the number one all-American food, it’s certainly in the top five.  Need proof the burger is all-American? Try the fact that hamburgers and cheeseburgers represent 71 percent of the beef served in U.S. commercial restaurants. Or that Americans eat about 14 billion burgers a year – they account for about 60 percent of all sandwiches sold – and that if you put all of those burgers in a line, they would circle the earth more than 32 times.

     Widely popular, easy to fix, wholesome and satisfying, burgers have earned a place in the hearts of Americans. The Wisconsin Beef Council, representing over 28,000 beef and dairy farmers across the state, believes a burger at home or at your favorite restaurant is a highly appropriate way to celebrate May Beef Month. 

Watch our Easy Lean Beef Burgers VIDEO to get inspired!


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Grind-Patties-85Shopping for Ground Beef

A good burger starts with a great Ground Beef patty! Try 80/20 Ground Beef if you’re going for a traditional burger. For a leaner (but equally juicy!) burger use 93% lean or leaner Ground Beef, plus an egg white and a dash of bread crumbs.

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Grilling

Be gentle when making your patties! You will tell a difference in texture. Grill burgers over Medium to Medium-Low heat.  When grilling with charcoal, if you can hold your hand 3-4 inches above your grill grate for 4 seconds it is ready!

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Temperature

All ground meats should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F. The most accurate way to determine doneness is to use an instant-read meat thermometer, inserted from the side.

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Recipes

Enjoy our creative and "out of the box" twists to the all-American classic.

Burger Recipes

Some WBC Favorites...

The Great Burger Debate

Ground Beef vs. Ground Turkey... the True Story

Before you make the swap, make sure you check the facts. Beef has more of many nutrients and can be lower in calories.

Learn More

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