Burger Buddy Burger Press (See how to make better burgers plus 9 stuffed burger ideas)

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$8.99 $7.99
Why are these better burgers? You want a burger that holds together, doesn't break up in your pan or when you try to eat it. You want a burger that is tender and juicy and cooked just right. A Burger Buddy makes a better burger: You control how compressed your...
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Why are these better burgers?

You want a burger that holds together, doesn't break up in your pan or when you try to eat it. You want a burger that is tender and juicy and cooked just right. A Burger Buddy makes a better burger:

  • You control how compressed your burgers are. You want them gently pressed, just firm enough that they hold together. That way, they're nice and juicy. Too hard and they're hockey pucks.
  • You make them uniformly thick so that they cook evenly.
  • You control the size. They are just right for the bun and you can make each burger a quarter, a third, or a half-pound.

With this tool, you'll make perfect, uniform patties every time. They taste better; they even look better.

Four more tips for making your burgers better:

  • When you form your burgers, don't press them so hard that you press the juices from the meat. That makes them tough and dry.
  • Season your burgers before you cook them.
  • Only turn them once; that way they retain more of the juice.
  • Don't press the burgers with the back of the spatula. You don't want to compress them or press juice from them.

How to quickly make burgers with your Burger Buddy!

Put a mound of ground meat on a sheet of plastic wrap or waxed paper. Push down with the press just enough to force the meat to the edges of the press. Lift up and push the center plunger to release the patty. A uniform meat patty will drop on the plastic wrap.

Each patty will be four inches in diameter. A 3/8-inch thick patty will weigh 1/4 pound. A 1/2-inch thick patty will weigh 1/3 pound.

Nine ways to make your burgers impressive!


  • Make Cheese-Stuffed Burgers. Instead of placing the cheese on top, grate the cheese and mix it in with the ground meat.
  • Make Swiss and Mushroom Burgers. Make a cheese-stuffed burger as above but with Swiss cheese. Top the burger with sautŽed mushrooms.
  • Make Tex-Mex Burgers. Toss your ground beef with diced green chilies, chopped cilantro, and shredded Monterey jack cheese before forming the patties. Mix in some taco or other southwest seasoning.
  • Make Cheese and Herb Burgers. Make burgers as for Tex-Mex burgers but instead of chilies, use your favorite herbs.
  • Make Buttery Onion Burgers. Freeze a cube of butter then grate it as you would cheese. Mix the grated butter, a chopped sweet onion, and your choice of spices into your ground beef before forming the patties. (To keep the butter hard, place the grater and a plate or cutting board in the freezer before use. Make sure that the meat is ice cold.)
  • Make Blue Cheese and Bacon Burgers. Mix crumbled blue cheese into the ground beef. Cook and top with crisply fried bacon. If you are cooking on the grill, try wrapping the bacon strips around the burger patties before cooking. Secure the strips with toothpicks.
  • Make Italian Burgers. Mix one part ground beef with one part ground Italian sausage. Form patties. Season with additional oregano and basil or mix some in a little Italian dressing. Use a stuffed burger press if you would like to put cheese in the center.
  • Make Chuck Wagon Bacon Burgers. Microwave bacon until it is partly done. With kitchen shears, snip the bacon into bits. Mix the bacon bits into your ground beef along with your favorite seasoning. If you would like a little more flavor, open a can of mild diced chilies and mix that into the burger. Do not over mix the meat.
  • Make Asian Burgers. Pick your favorite Asian sauce and mix it into your burger. Because it's interspersed through the meat with flavoring in every bite, it won't take a lot.

Use your Burger Buddy Press to make uniform burgers formed and compressed just right.

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