It is very important to always let our dads know how much they mean to us. This Fathers Day help remind him with some awesome Fathers Day fun, and tasty Burgers. Fathers Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June, though it is also celebrated widely on other days by many other countries. Fathers Day was inaugurated in the United States in the early 20th century to complement Mother’s Day in celebrating fatherhood and male parenting. The first Fathers Day celebration was held in Spokane, Washington in 1910, at the YMCA.
Although the origin of the holiday will never change, the way we celebrate it with our fathers does! One way to Show Dad some love on Fathers Day is with grilled burgers. They don’t need to be beef! But with a few easy tips and techniques, anyone can grill perfect burgers in honor of Dad’s big day. If you decide to make beef burgers for your dad, then the key to making great steakhouse-style burgers at home is to use 80 percent lean ground beef. The natural fat content makes for a tender burger. Ground chuck, which is taken from the beef shoulder, would be a great choice, or a combination of chuck and ground sirloin. If you purchase freshly ground meat, adding a little salt and pepper is all you need for seasoning. Don’t over mix because it will make the burgers tough. Plan on 1/3 pound of meat per burger and keep the shaped patties cold in the refrigerator until it’s time to grill.
Some dads love ground chicken or turkey burgers, which need a little more loving care. To form the burgers, loosely scoop up a mound of the mixture then gently pat into the burger shape. Make sure not to overcook because these proteins are much leaner than ground meat. They also can do with a little extra seasoning, like a tablespoon of Dijon mustard and a dash of Worcestershire sauce. Plan on cooking any of these burgers for 4 to 5 minutes per side under medium heat. And never, ever, smash the burgers with the spatula. This causes all those great juices to flow directly into the fire instead of adding to the juiciness of the grilled result. Of course, you can always up the ante by switching out burger toppings.
If your father isn’t a burger fan, then don’t worry. There are many other Fathers Day activities to do instead.
Fishing! Bond with dad at a local fishing hole or make a weekend out of it at some of America’s best fishing spots. When else do you get to stand side by side and catch up on life while you enjoy the outdoors?