Rating: 2.5 stars
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  • 1 star values: 8

Opt for 80 percent lean ground beef--and mix in a ketchup-worcestershire marinade--for the ultimate juicy burger recipe.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Annie Schlechter

Recipe Summary

1 hr 5 mins
25 mins
8 burgers


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In an extra-large bowl combine Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, dried parsley, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Add ground beef. Using your hands, mix thoroughly until just combined. (Overworking the meat will make it tough.) Divide evenly into eight 1/2- to 3/4-inch-thick patties. Arrange in a baking pan. Cover; chill 30 minutes to 24 hours to let meat marinate.

  • Press center of each patty to form a dimple, which keeps the patties from bulging in the center. Grill on rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until medium doneness (160°F), turning once. Serve in toasted buns.


Chevalo and Monique's marinade recipe is a closely guarded secret, but this home version is pretty close. Try their original bottled marinade at www.charlestongourmetburger.com.

Nutrition Facts

459 calories; fat 24g; cholesterol 108mg; saturated fat 8g; carbohydrates 34g; mono fat 9g; poly fat 1g; trans fatty acid 1g; insoluble fiber 2g; sugars 10g; protein 25g; vitamin a 176.2IU; vitamin c 5.7mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 4.6mg; vitamin b6 0.2mg; folate 9.1mcg; vitamin b12 1.8mcg; sodium 779mg; potassium 549mg; calcium 94mg; iron 4.2mg.