Celebrate National Burger Day with these hacks and tips

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By Megan O. Steintrager

In honor of National Burger Day, Justin Chapple of Food & Wine magazine shares some of his best hacks.

5 burger tricks from Justin Chapple

TODAY Show: Justin Chapple, of Food & Wine Magazine, shows off some of his best burger hacks in honor of National Burger Day. -- May 28, 2015Samantha Okazaki / TODAY
  1. Don't overwork the meat — no kneading!
  2. Wet your hands to keep the meat from sticking to them.
  3. Flatten your burger patty by pressing it between two takeout container lids.
  4. To make patties for a crowd, flatten the meat in a zip-top bag, then create square portions with a chopstick. Freeze to create "break and grill" patties.
  5. To make sure your cheese melts, add it as soon as you flip the burger.
TODAY Show: Justin Chapple, of Food & Wine Magazine, shows off some of his best burger hacks in honor of National Burger Day. -- May 28, 2015Samantha Okazaki / TODAY

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