Best-Ever Burgers

What makes a burger the best? Keeping things simple. Don't overwork the meat and brush with a touch of olive oil prior to grilling.

Pin
Oops, we're sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later.

Reviews (0)

Rate This!

  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 burger
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Grill: 10 mins to 12 mins
  • Chill: 30 mins

Best-Ever Burgers

Directions

  1. On a tray or platter, pull apart and spread out ground beef into an even layer. Sprinkle evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and if desired, the chili powder.
  2. Gently shape meat mixture into 4 patties: Do not knead meat! Instead, divide into 4 even balls and gently press down on each to form 3/4-inch-thick patties. Use fingers to form a slight depression in center of each patty. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes. Just prior to grilling, lightly brush both sides of patties with olive oil and season with additional salt and pepper.
  3. For a charcoal or gas grill, use a metal spatula to transfer patties on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium heat. Cover and grill for 10 to 12 minutes or until done (160 degrees F), turning once halfway through grilling. If desired, add cheese slices to patties during the last minute of grilling. Meanwhile, lightly brush butter on cut sides of rolls and grill directly over medium heat until just lightly toasted, 15 to 30 seconds.
  4. To serve, place patties on toasted roll bottoms. If desired, top patties with lettuce, tomato slices, onion slices, ketchup, mustard, and pickle slices. Top hamburgers with roll tops.

Test Kitchen Tip

85% lean beef is ideal for grilling moist burgers. Ground beef that is 80% lean has 20% fat, which renders and causes flare-ups; 90% lean beef can seem dry when grilled.
Pin
Oops, we're sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later.

Nutrition Facts (Best-Ever Burgers)

  • Per serving:
  • 696 kcal ,
  • 49 g fat
  • (16 g sat. fat ,
  • 3 g polyunsaturated fat ,
  • 24 g monounsaturated fat ),
  • 115 mg chol. ,
  • 683 mg sodium ,
  • 30 g carb. ,
  • 1 g fiber ,
  • 1 g sugar ,
  • 32 g pro.
rate this recipe!
add review

Reviews (0)


Similar Recipes

close
close
close
close
close

Loading... Please wait...

Add My Photo close
Uh oh! Unexpected error. Please try later.
Rate & Review
Uh oh! Please pick a jpg at least 600x600px
Add My Photo

Your Rating

Your Review

4000 Characters Remaining
Uh oh! Unexpected error. Please try later.
Uh oh! Please pick a jpg at least 600x600px
Change Photo

Your Rating

Your Review

4000 Characters Remaining
Uh oh! Unexpected error. Please try later.

Your Rating

Your Review

4000 Characters Remaining
No one has shared their photo yet.
close