I’ve ranted about the Perfect Burger before. I’d provide a link, but I know full well that page isn’t online right now, and besides, this isn’t about the Perfect Burger. It’s about the Imperfect Burger.
Start with pre-made frozen patties, just like the fast food places use. Grill one. Slap it on an 85-cents-for-an-eight-pack bun. Add a little catsup.
Now, hand it to your two-year-old, and let him nibble on it.
Now put the leftovers (the remaining 90% of the sandwich) in tupperware and refrigerate for two days.
Two days later find yourself hungry enough to eat anything, but too lazy to prepare much at all. With a Very Sharp Knife, excise the nibbly spots from the refrigerated toddler-burger.
Microwave for 40 seconds, rotating once.
I swear on my Weber Sub-Silver grill, it tasted EXACTLY like I was at Burger King.
So… grill, slap, nibble, fridge, chop, reheat, and BAM! I’ve reverse engineered BK’s flame-broiled flavor. Have it your way, pal.