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Hamburger Recipe

This is the BEST Hamburger Recipe for grilling up a juicy American classic. You'll have a perfect burger every time!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 hamburgers
Author: Lil' Luna


  • pounds ground beef 80% lean/20% fat; or ground chuck
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • teaspoons minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 4 brioche buns toasted


  • lettuce, tomato, cheese, pickles, onions, bacon and avocado optional


  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat or to 375 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, combine beef, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and pepper. Mix with your hands until just combined (do not overmix).
  • Divide mixture into fourths and shape into patties using your hands. The patties should be about ¾ inch thick. Use the back of a spoon to make an indent in the middle of each patty to keep it from puffing up too much in the middle while cooking. Sprinkle patties with seasoned salt.
  • Add burgers to the grill and cook for 3–3½ minutes per side, until the internal temperature reaches about 140 degrees F, for a medium burger.
  • Place each burger on a toasted bun and top with your favorite toppings.



Doneness Guide: Measuring the internal temperature is the best way to gauge your burger’s doneness. Cook to:
o 120 degrees F for rare (red/raw in the center)
o 130 degrees F for medium-rare (pink and warm)
o 140 degrees F for medium (totally pink, starting to dry out)
o 150 degrees F for medium-well (grayish pink, significantly drier)
o 160 degrees F for well-done (completely gray, very little moisture)
To Pan Fry: A cast-iron skillet works best for pan-frying burgers. Heat ½ tablespoon olive oil in the pan over high heat. When you put the burgers in, they should immediately sizzle. Cook until golden brown, 3–5 minutes on each side.


Serving: 1burger | Calories: 798kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 264mg | Sodium: 1425mg | Potassium: 501mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 725IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 4mg