Best-Ever Grilled Burgers


A simple mustard sauce is the secret to these perfect grilled burgers.

Our Best-Ever Grilled Burgers
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
30 mins
Grill Time:
14 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • ½ cup water

  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion, leek, shallot, or green onions

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan, Romano, or Asiago cheese (1 ounce)

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh basil or parsley or 1 teaspoon dried basil or parsley, crushed

  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce or steak sauce

  • 1 ½ teaspoon instant beef bouillon granules

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 pound ground beef*

  • 1 pound ground pork*

  • 8 onion buns, hamburger buns, or kaiser rolls, split and toasted

  • 1 recipe Mustard Sauce

  • Lettuce leaves (optional)

  • Thin tomato slices (optional)

  • Thin red onion slices (optional)

  • Dill pickle spears (optional)

Mustard Sauce

  • cup stone-ground mustard

  • 2 tablespoon beer or apple juice

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce or steak sauce


  1. In a large bowl combine egg, the water, onion, cheese, basil, Worcestershire sauce, bouillon granules, garlic powder, and pepper. Add beef and pork; mix well. Shape meat mixture into eight 3/4-inch-thick patties.

  2. For a charcoal grill, grill patties on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 14 to 18 minutes or until done (160°F), turning once halfway through grilling. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place patties on grill rack over heat. Cover; grill as directed.)

  3. Serve burgers on buns with Mustard Sauce. If desired, top with lettuce, tomato slices, and onion slices, and serve with pickle spears.

Mustard Sauce

  1. In a small bowl combine mustard, beer, honey, and Worcestershire sauce.


To grind your own meat, cut 1 pound boneless beef chuck roast and 1 pound boneless pork sirloin into 1-inch pieces. Using the meat grinder attachment of your mixer, grind the meat according to manufacturer's directions.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

343 Calories
15g Fat
26g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 343
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 661mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 111.1mg 9%
Iron 3.6mg 20%
Folate, total 60.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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