When it comes to burgers, a minimalist approach is best: good meat, handled lightly.
750 g lean ground beef
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp soy sauce
1/4 tsp black pepper
In a bowl, stir together the ground beef, water, soy sauce and pepper. By hand, very gently form into 4 to 6 patties (depending on how big you want to make them), handling the meat as lightly as possible. Arrange on a waxed-paper-lined platter and refrigerate for 30 min (or longer) to allow the meat to firm up. Cold meat will hold together better on the grill.
At grilling time, preheat the barbecue on high for 5 min. Place the burgers on the grill, turn the heat down to medium and grill for 4 to 5 min per side (flipping once) or until the meat is no longer pink inside.
Remove from the grill and serve on buns with the usual accompaniments.
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