A well-done hamburger ensures that unsafe bacteria isn’t a problem. Cooking a good-tasting, well-done hamburger might take a couple of practice rounds. Start with quality beef. While lower fat content might be better for your waist line, higher fat beef, such as 20 percent beef, makes for a better tasting burger. Buy meat that’s fresh and cook by the expiration date. Skip any mix-ins like spices and other flavorings for a plain, but good-tasting, burger.

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Wash your hands well with soap and warm water. Rub your hands under the water for at least 30 seconds. Separate 1 lb. of ground beef into four equal sections.

Pack the sections into a round, patty shape. Do this lightly.

Preheat a frying pan over medium-high heat for two minutes. Use a frying pan large enough to hold each hamburger without the patties touching.

Cook the hamburgers on the first side for five minutes for well-done hamburgers.

Flip the hamburgers with the spatula and cook for five more minutes for well done. A well-done burger has an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit to 165 degrees Fahrenheit when a meat thermometer is stuck in the thickest part of the hamburger. Remove from the heat and place on a bun, topping with your favorite condiments.