Hamburger Recipe

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  • The BEST hamburger recipe that’s super simple and tastes absolutely delicious! Perfect for Summer BBQ’s or get-togethers. Makes the most juicy hamburger that’s filled with tons of flavor.

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    Best Hamburger Recipe

    Grilling is one of my favorite things to do in the summer. There’s nothing better than getting together with friends and family for a big ol’ BBQ. After you make this hamburger recipe, you’ll never go back to frozen patties again. They are SO good! The hamburgers are so juicy and have the perfect amount of flavor. Melt some cheese on top and add lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles (or desired toppings) and you’ll have yourself a delicious burger that can’t be beat!

    And don’t forget the sides! This hamburger patty recipe pairs perfectly with my sweet potato fries or baked Parmesan potato wedges. Or if you’re looking for something on the lighter side, try my baked zucchini fries or roasted Parmesan broccoli. YUM! :)

    How to make hamburgers

    This grilled hamburger recipe is super easy to make and comes together in just a few minutes. Just follow the simple instructions below to get started.

    1. Combine ground beef, BBQ sauce, salt, garlic powder, and pepper in a medium-sized bowl. Mix just until combined with your hands and shape into 4 patties about 3/4-inch thick. Make a well in your patties with your thumb to prevent from bulging.
    2. Place burgers on the grill and cook 4 to 5 minutes. Flip and then cook an additional 4-5 minutes, or until juices run clear.
    3. Serve hamburgers on buns with your favorite toppings.

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    How do you make hamburger patties stay together?

    • Make sure to use 80/20 ground beef. The fat helps bind the meat together.
    • Some people will use 1 egg with 1/4 cup breadcrumbs to help bind their patties, but I like to use BBQ sauce. If I’m feeling fancy sometimes I’ll use teriyaki sauce. You could even use ketchup. The sauce really adds an extra boost of flavor, while helping bind the meat together so the patties don’t fall apart while cooking.
    • Use a large spatula when flipping, and don’t flip until the patties have cooked 4-5 minutes.

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    These hamburgers really are so juicy and flavorful. Can’t beat homemade!

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    Best Hamburger Recipe

    Course: Main Course
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: best hamburger recipe, hamburger recipe
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 502
    Author: Jamielyn Nye
    The BEST hamburger recipe that's super simple and tastes absolutely delicious! Perfect for Summer BBQ's or get-togethers. Makes the most juicy hamburger that's filled with tons of flavor.

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef (80% lean and 20% fat)
    • 2 Tablespoons BBQ sauce (or steak sauce)
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 4 hamburger buns (I love using brioche buns)

    Optional toppings: ketchup, mayo, mustard, thousand island, cheeese, bacon, lettuce leaves, tomato slices, sliced onion, pickles

      Instructions

      • Preheat the grill to medium high. 
      • Combine the ground beef, BBQ sauce, salt, garlic powder, and pepper in a medium-sized bowl. Mix just until combined with your hands and shape into 4 patties about 3/4-inch thick. Make a well in your patties with your thumb to prevent from bulging.
      • Place burgers on the grill and cook 4 to 5 minutes. Flip and then cook an additional 4-5 minutes, or until juices run clear. Top with cheese slices, if desired. Grill until cheese has melted and turn off the heat. 
      • Serve hamburgers on buns with your favorite toppings. 

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      Nutrition

      Calories: 502kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 998mg | Potassium: 576mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 5.1mg
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