Burger Myths Debunked

Sometimes, it’s hard to separate fact from fiction when it comes to buying and preparing Burgers. There are many Burger myths out there, and we are here to tell you that many of them are just that, myths! Make sure you are aware of what you should and should not do while cooking your Burgers, and don’t succumb to the myths that hold your Burgers back from being The Very Best. 

Here are some common Burger misconceptions:  


1. The bigger the Burger, the better

Burgers come in all shapes and sizes, and all sizes are delicious for their own reasons. In fact, Schweid & Sons now offers pre-formed Burger sliders made from premium cuts of chuck and brisket (the 2.5oz Signature Blend Sliders) that pack as much punch as our standard Burger patties (5.3oz). There is no golden rule for Burger size, but quality meat is key.  

2. Red meat is bad for you 

A quality Burger is actually an amazing source of protein. What’s layered onto a Burger is what can get unhealthy. Like anything, it’s all about the choices you make on your plate and everything in moderation. Getting lean beef will cut out unnecessary fats and can have positive impacts on your health. 

3. Only flip a Burger once 

The jury is still out on this one, depending on which chef or foodie you ask. Some say Burgers stay juicier if you only flip them once. But, scientifically speaking (seriously, a math professor at the University of Wisconsin developed a mathematical model to study it!), flipping your Burger roughly 2 -3 times does speed up the cooking time. 

4. Burgers must be well seasoned to taste any good 

A quality Burger made from the best cuts of meat is delicious all on its own. So, while a great Burger does not need to be seasoned, there are certainly plenty of delish additions to take it to the next level of flavor, even salt and pepper do the trick. A Certified Angus Beef® Burger like the All American will prove the point with every juicy, tender, and flavorful bite. Sometimes the simpler, the better 

5. Burgers need to come to room temperature before you cook them  

If they are frozen, then you want to thaw a quality Burger before cooking it. We recommend thawing them in the refrigerator for 24-48 hours versus leaving them out at room temp or putting them in a water bath. Leaving them out at room temperature for too long can be dangerous. Otherwise, take our fresh Burgers right from the fridge to the grill (or frying pan). 


Don’t worry—the Very Best Burgers are not far away! Find Schweid & Sons Burgers near you using our handy store locator. 


With 4 generations of the Schweid family running the business since the late 1800s, we consider ourselves Burger experts, and we love to share what we have learned over the years. Sign up for our email newsletter so you don’t miss any of our wise Burger wisdom! 


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