I've recently discovered the wonders (there's understatement of the year) of brining. I've done the Thanksgiving turkey (brined and spatchcocked), chicken thighs, pork roasts, and short ribs. I'm a true believer now.
I'm wondering if anyone has ever tried homemade, home ground beef patties made from brined chuck roast.
Before you tell me all about how pre-salting ground beef before cooking denatures the proteins and toughens the meat, I want to point out that pre-salting isn't the same as brining. Brining also pulls in lots of moisture and tenderizes the meat. So (in theory at least) this could make a big difference.
I'm about to try it later today. Chuck is in a salt bath right now, next I'll be pulling the meat grinder out of the attic. I'd love to hear your ideas on this!