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Build a better burger

It's summer's simplest pleasure, but there's more to the perfect patty than meets the eye. Here's what to aim for when firing up the grill this season.

May 25, 2005

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INSTEAD OF THE LEANEST GROUND BEEF , choose 85 percent lean ground chuck, which is tastier, juicier, and less expensive than lean ground sirloin. To form patties, use a light touch and shape them about 1 inch thick. Resist pressing down as they cook or you'll push out the juices along with the flavor. (Full article: 250 words)

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