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Celebrate National Burger Day with these hacks and tips

by Megan O. Steintrager / / Source: TODAY

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

5 burger tricks from Justin Chapple

Justin Chapple cooks burgers for National Burger Day
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.
Justin Chapple cooks burgers for National Burger Day
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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