Say what! The local grocer is out of premade burger patties. Typically there are four pack, eight packs, or twelve pack patties directly next to the ground burger meat. When asked if they would be getting any on their next delivery date, the meat manager informed me premade burger patties were not being delivered for the next foreseeable future. Thank you Covid.
Not having a burger in my future was NOT even a comprehensible thought so a value pack of 80/20 ground meat was bought along with a bottle of McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning and patties were made at home. Five imperfectly round patties following instructions from The Best Jalapeno Burger Ever: gentle, gentle, gentle circle not compressing or flattening leaving nice and fluffy.
Scaled for Likability: Great
Never again will premade burger patties ever be purchased again. NEVER. The only mistake made was not making the burgers flat enough causing the patties to a little fatter than most burgers usually come. Thick burgers were small on the bun but moist, tender, and FANTASTIC. Next time, I am gonna gently press the seasoning into the meat for a deeper flavor. Might even try Sam the Cooking Guys tip about two different meats. Maybe. These were so perfect, I might not want risk messing up the next burger patty.