Kenji Alt's 'Hand-Chopped, Dry-Aged, Grass-Fed, Beef-Fat-Basted, Bad-Ass Burger'


Even the buns are toasted in beef fat! Photograph by Kenji Alt.

Kenji Alt recently emailed us about his latest burger masterpiece: a hand-chopped, dry-aged grass-fed burger that is basted with beef fat as it cooks. Now you can read the method of his madness at with accompanying photos illustrating the meat chopping and beef fat basting. As his resulting burger was one of the beefiest and juiciest he has ever eaten, he now calls the use of rendered beef fat a "mandatory step in cooking any burger." Go forth and stock your fridge with beef fat, now!

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