Air Fryer, Air Fried, Instant Pot, Vortex Plus, The Best and Juiciest Cheeseburgers
everyone uses ground beef, at least once per week in their cooking, I thought it was a great time to talk about how to purchase ground beef, what to look for and some pointers.
- Ground beef is actually a combination of beef cuts. It usually is a combination of chuck, round and sirloin. Some labels, at the grocery store, may include the cut of meat that is ground.
- Always purchase ground meat that is bright red. You can tell older ground meat by the color, if it is brown or gray, do not purchase it, as it indicates that it is older.
- For huge savings purchase a family pack of ground beef and then freeze some of the meat for later.
- Look for a tightly wrapped package of meat, avoid a package with loose plastic wrap or a tear.
- Not less than 73% lean-This is normal just labeled ground beef. This meat is good for chilis, soups, sloppy joes and pizzas.
- Not less than 80% lean-This meat is used best in meat loves, meatballs and hamburgers
- Not less than 85% lean-This is best used in casseroles
The most important thing to remember when using ground meat is that it is very versatile.
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Instant Pot, Vortex Plus, Air Fryer, found only at Wal-Mart
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- 2 pounds fresh ground chuck, about 80% lean
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspon black pepper
- 12 slices colby jack or american cheese (any type)
- 6 hamburger buns
Start by making your hamburgers mix together the ground beef, onion powder, salt, pepper.
Mix well. Form them into 6 patties
Place them on your air fryer tray, you may have to do a few batches, so they don't stick together while they cook.
Place them into the air fryer basket or air fryer oven. Set the temperature to 360 degrees F, for 8 minutes, after 6 minutes flip and cook for an additional 2 minutes. During the last minute, add the cheese.
Before you eat them, make sure they are cooked, by using a meat thermometer, 125 degrees is rare, 135 degrees is medium-rare, and 145 degrees is medium.
Plate, serve and enjoy!