- Combine ground chuck, salt, and pepper in a medium
mixing bowl. Shape the
mixture into four patties, each 3/4-inch thick in the center and at the
edges. (Even thickness ensures even cooking and prevents the edges from
the drying out before the center is cooked).
- Place the
patties on the grill. Grill for 7 to 10 minutes per side, turning once. Make a small incision in the center of
the each patty to determine doneness.
- Toast the buns by placing them, split side down, on the edges of the grill grid for about 1 minute until lightly browned.
- Remove the burgers from the grill. Serve on toasted buns with salsa and slices of ripe avocado.
Test Kitchen Tip: According to the US Dept. of Agriculture, all ground meat should be
cooked to at least medium doneness - 160 degrees - or until the center
of the patty is no longer pink. Visit www.foodsafety.gov for more information.