The secret to a good beef patty is freshly ground meat. Ask your butcher to double grind 800 grams of beef shoulder and 200 grams beef fat. Season with 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper; mix well with your hands.
Form 5 thick patties or 8 thin ones. Fry or grill over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes per side for thicker patties, and 3 to 4 minutes for the thinner ones.
Tips appeared in the March 2016 issue of Yummy magazine