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If you barbecue outside with any regularity, then you probably have at least a few top secret tips that you use. These secrets make your cooking stand out and cause family and friends to wonder just what you put in your meat and burgers. Liquid smoke is the kind of ingredient that fits the bill of adding a special something to your cooking. Burgers grilled with liquid smoke are flavor-packed with a great smoky depth of flavor that makes your cooking stand out.

Mix in 1 tsp. of liquid smoke for each lb. of ground meat that you will cook.

Lightly baste your burgers with liquid smoke while grilling to keep the meat moist.

Infuse your burgers with liquid smoke taste by spraying liquid smoke to the charcoal briquettes or lava rocks of your grill. Pour 1/3 cup of liquid smoke and 2/3 cup of water into a thick foil pan. Place the pan under the grill rack and on top of the lava rocks or charcoal in your grill.

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Charmiane Wilson

Charmiane Wilson's writing career began in 1992 as a contributing reporter and writer to "Hollywood Beat" entertainment magazine. This position lasted until 2005, when she returned to her passion of writing fiction. Her novel, "A Series of Prayers," was published in late 2008. She holds an associate degree in business from Axia College.