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Breeo Basics: Burgers on the Outpost

We're going back to the basics of grilling and live fire cooking to give you the formula for consistently perfect burgers, steaks, veggies and more cooked over a live fire. We know the first cook can be intimidating, and we're here to let you know it doesn't have to be. So, let's start with a basic burger recipe.

Burgers are an ideal first cook on an open fire because they're much more forgiving than many cuts of meat due to their fat content and texture, and they're best cooked with high, direct heat. This means you won't need to make tons of adjustments to how your fire is burning to get an awesome burger. Basically, it boils down to ensuring that your burgers get plenty of heat, that you move them around and flip them to ensure that they cook evenly, and that you don't let them burn.

Cooking burgers, and fire cooking in general, is all about managing your fire. You'll want to make sure that you have enough fuel in the fire pit to put out plenty of heat, while also avoiding high flames and flareups. The nice thing is, when you do have the inevitable heat changes and flareups on the fire pit, you can easily adjust the Outpost up and down to ensure your burgers are never getting burned by the flames.

Live-Fire Cooking Pro Tip: Create a bed of larger chunks of wood throughout the bottom of the fire pit to ensure a fairly consistent temperature throughout the cook.

 

Burgers being flipped on the Outpost over Live Fire

What You'll Need:

Ground beef mix of your choice or beef patties

Buns and toppings of your choice

Preparation:

First, attach your Outpost adjustable grill to your fire pit and then start your fire. For tips and best practices, check out our recommendations on starting a fire here. We attach the Outpost first to heat it up so it's ready to use.

Once you have your fire roaring, let it burn down so that the flames are under the rim of the fire pit, and (using heat protectant gloves) adjust your Outpost so it's just above the flames.

Next, slap those burgers down on the Outpost, keeping an eye on which areas of the Outpost are hotter than others. You'll want to shuffle the burgers around accordingly so they don't burn. If they start to look overdone on the outside, but the inside is still uncooked, put the patties on a part of the grill that has less direct heat.

Flip the burgers when you start to see browning. You want to see a sear or a crust on them, but you don't want them to burn.

Continue flipping to preferred doneness, keep adjusting the Outpost as needed.

When they're done, take your burgers off the grill, top them and enjoy!