How did you make that burger?

Frontier Organic Adobo Seasoning

Frontier Organic Adobo Seasoning

My friend R just asked me this question.  I buy 90% lean grass-fed ground beef, and mix in a few shakes of ground pepper, and 1/2 tsp per pound of meat of Frontier organic adobo seasoning (ingredients are sea salt, organic garlic, organic onion, organic black pepper, organic oregano, organic bay, organic turmeric – note the wonderful lack of preservatives and anti-caking agents!).  They sell this spice at Whole Foods, or you can order it from Amazon (link).  I also use this spice in my chocolate pork rub.

After I mix in in very well, I form the patties (a little thinner in the middle, so they’ll cook through better) and then place them on a rack on a cookie sheet in my refrigerator (uncovered) for a few hours (up to a day) until I’m ready to cook them.  Being in the refrigerator will “dry-age” them, reducing moisture and concentrating the flavor of the meat.  Plus, it saves you time when you’re actually cooking.


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