Sorry, You’re Never Going to Make Burgers as Well as Peter Luger

I spoke with Peter Luger’s Daniel Turtel about how the famed steakhouse makes its incredible hamburgers, and he said quite openly that they have no secrets. It’s a blend of dry-aged beef trimmings, prime beef with the right kind of fat, and broilers that can sear a patty at temperatures even your grill won’t reach unless you want to place a grate on top of a chimney smoker or hold some tongs behind a jet engine.

But with that said, here’s why those burgers are really so good. It’s interesting stuff, that explains why the contenders for Best Burger in New York are beyond anything you’ve had at home.