• prep: 1 hr
  • cook: 1 hr
  • total: 2 hr
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  • Summary

    Grinding your own meat gives you total control over your burger. It frees you to select the cut of beef you want and lets you decide how finely or coarsely to grind. The chuck top blade has all the right characteristics for a do-it-yourself burger that's got everything going for it: It's beefy, juicy, and tender when cooked to medium (160°F). To further enhance the meat's juiciness and flavor, we recommend dry-brining the steaks overnight before you grind them. See the Cook's Note below for what to do if you don't have a meat grinder and for more about the chuck top blade as well as tips for cooking burgers, see our complete Burger Primer.

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 pounds well-marbled beef chuck top blade steaks
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
    • 4 hamburger buns, split
    • Vegetable oil for brushing on burgers
    • Freshly ground black pepper
    • Your favorite condiments, such as ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato slices, onion slices, and pickles
    • Instant-read thermometer, preferably digital; meat grinder fitted with a fine (3/16-inch) or coarse (1/4-inch) die

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 123 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 2 g 2.65%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 1.85%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 28728 mg 1197.01%
    • Calcium: 81 mg 8.06%
    • Potassium: 59 mg 1.7%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 9.65%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 22 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 3.16%
    • Sugar: 3 g
    • Protein: 4 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 0.94%
    • Vitamin C 0.95%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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