What Makes a Good Burger?

Make your own or eat out from a fast food outlet?

Burgers are something everyone enjoys whether it is at a family BBQ, at a restaurant on your day after a long work week or just a quick take out order during your lunch break. When you order your burger you expect it to be made to perfection and come out tasting like nothing you have ever consumed before. So what makes a good burger you ask? It’s not just about how you cook the hamburg, but it is about what type of seasonings you add in and how well they will coincide with additives you have chosen. By slipping up on just one these, you may be left with an uneaten burger.

Rare, Medium Rare or Well Done?

When a customer or friends specifies whether or not they like their burger rare, medium-rare or well-done, it is up to you to make sure it is cooked to perfection. The key to successfully cooking a well loved burger is making sure that it is never undercooked or overcooked, this is accomplished by constantly keeping a close watch on the hamburg. The taste of a burger when it is not cooked to a customers liking is easily identifiable.


By adding seasoning to your burger, you are giving it a completely different taste that will send your customers out the door praising your business. Another great benefit to using seasoning is that you can create a new style burger to place on your menu because of the new flavoring you have created.


What you add to your burger is what truly makes it a specialty. Below is a list of items to use for a creative, tasteful burger.

  • Bacon
  • Onion
  • Blue cheese
  • Cheddar, provolone, pepper jack or American cheese
  • Hot peppers (Great for a spicy specialty burger)
  • Mushrooms
  • Seasoned tomatoes
  • Homemade pickles
  • Red and green peppers
  • Fried zucchini


Man who invented the hamburger was smart; man who invented the cheeseburger was a genius