To make the ideal burger bar, you need to nail two things: burgers and toppings. Lucky for us, our new Resident, Five Marys—a Northern California livestock farm run by Mary and Brian Heffernan—is an expert on both. Not only does Five Marys produce exceptionally consistent, grass-fed, dry-aged beef, but they also run their own, burger-forward restaurant, Five Marys Burgerhouse. In the most recent episode of their new series, Raised On The Ranch, Mary shares her blueprint for the ultimate burger bar—here are four of her best tips.
1. Source Quality Beef
According to Mary, much of the impetus for starting Five Marys Farm came from her and Brian’s pursuit of truly great burger meat. “What motivated us was actually the quest to find the perfect ground beef,” she says. Years later, they’re producing it themselves. Five Marys ground beef is grass-fed and dry-aged, giving it a deep and complex flavor, making it perfect for your next burger night or barbecue. If you’re planning to grill out in the near future, we recommend ordering some Five Marys beef online. However, if you’re in need of burgers at this very moment, the butcher at your local grocery store should be able to steer you towards another beef of similarly high quality.