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Making Hamburgers Is Easy

Whether you prepare two burgers at a time or a batch of burgers to freeze, the process is a breeze when you use a hamburger press. These handy devices turn out uniform patties that cook more evenly and don't fall apart during cooking.

To make the Southwestern Burgers, our Test Kitchen used the Tastee Ring Hamburger Press. The press shapes 4-1/2-inch burgers that cook faster, stay flat and hold together well. Plus, the press forms ring grooves in the meat that trap seasonings and juices…and help reduce shrinkage.

"My husband requests Southwestern Burgers weekly and loves every bite," notes Tina Green of Albany, Oregon. "I usually make extra dressing and keep it in the refrigerator to use on beef sandwiches or wraps."