Hamburger Recipes – Find Your Favorite

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Grilling a hamburger is something that is what a grill is used for most of the time. It looks so easy but there are some tricks of the trade that can make your burger a little better.

Here I will give you all the recipes I can find and try to give credit to the place I found them.

Best hamburger recipes

How to grill the best hamburger

Before we dig into the recipes we have to give some general tips and ideas on how to start.

Fat content

Very lean meat is sometimes hard to use for hamburgers. A fat content of 15% is, in my opinion, the bare minimum.
But recently I have used grass-fed beef on the grill and was surprised how juicy it stayed.

Don’t handle the meat too much

In my opinion, many people fool with the meat too much. Try to keep it as loos as you can and do not handle the meat too much. A loose hamburger on a hot grill will cook more evenly and faster than a burger that is to compact.
This will prevent a burned outside and a raw inside of the hamburger.

How big should a hamburger be

The ideal burger should be around six ounces. If you don’t have a scale this is roughly between a baseball and a softball in size. If you make a dent in the middle, most of the time your burger will come out with an even thickness.

Grill temperature

The best temperature for grilling a hamburger is at medium. If you can keep your hand above the coals for 5 or 6 seconds you are about at the right temperature.

Sear and flip

Sear a burger for about 4 or 5 minutes and try not to move them. Remember that they should be loosely packed. There should be not too many flare-ups if you do it like this.
After the first side is done flip them and do the other side. Always use a spatula to move your burgers.
Use a pocket meat thermometer to check the doneness. The temperature should be at least 160 degrees because any bacteria will be killed at 155 degrees.

Hamburger recipes

Now, let’s start cooking some great hamburgers with these tips and the recipes here! Since we all know that plain pepper and salt are basically all we need I will not add that to this list. We will focus on some unusual and maybe new things to try.
For all recipes mix the seasoning in a bowl and then mix it in the hamburger meat.

The beauty

Seasoning: 4 burgers

  • 1 tblsp Old Bay
  • 1 tblsp paprika
  • 1 tblsp chili powder
  • 1 tblsp garlic salt

The best Ever

Seasoning: 4 burgers

  • 1 tblsp paprika
  • 1 tblsp light brown sugar
  • 1 tblsp mince onion
  • 1 tblsp garlic
  • 1/2 tblsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tblsp crushed red pepper

The Juicy Lucy

This is one of the easiest recipes to make. Makes 4

  • 1.5 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 table spoon black pepper
  • Add cheese if you like

Let me know our favorite recipe in the comment section below and I will add it to this page.

All these hamburger recipes can be cooked indoors and outdoor.
Any good quality indoor grill will be a good way to cook a nice juicy hamburger. On the other hand, there are many outdoor grills that are also great for this type of meat.

Remember to look at the temperature and settings of any type of grill that you use.

Eddie van Aken


Eddie van Aken has run his own full-service restaurant for many years. Before that, he worked as a grill and buffet cook in some of the mainstream restaurants. With his experience using professional kitchen equipment, he is able to write expert reviews. You can read more about Eddie van Aken here.

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