Let's Celebrate THE Burger
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 24,000 beef and dairy farmers across the state, want you to enjoy a burger at home or at your favorite restaurant!
Watch our Easy Lean Beef Burgers VIDEO to get inspired!
Shopping 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.
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!
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.
Enjoy our creative and "out of the box" twists to the all-American classic.