Best Ever Hamburger Recipe

My go to recipe for ground beef hamburgers.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese burgers, ground beef, hamburgers
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 800 grams ground beef 1.75 lbs
  • 1 medium or large egg
  • 1/4 cup diced sweet onion
  • 78 ml quick oats 1/3 cup
  • 2 tbsp Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 2 cloves pressed fresh garlic

Instructions

  • In a large glass bowl, add egg, onion, garlic, Worcestershire Sauce, salt, pepper, and basil. Using a fork, beat all ingredients together.
  • Add ground beef.
  • Add oats.
  • Mix with your hands until well combined.
  • Divide the mixture into 6.
  • Take 1/6 of the meat mixture and use your hands to press it into the shape of a hamburger patty that is about about 19mm (3/4") thick. Make an indention in the middle of the patty to prevent bulging in the center of the hamburger as it cooks. Repeat with the remaining meat mixture, making 6 hamburgers.
  • Let the meat rest at room temperature until your barbeque or stove top grill heats up.

For a gas barbeque

  • Turn on gas bbq until it reaches 200°C (400°F)
  • Grill for about 2 minutes.
  • Flip and grill for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Flip again and brush on your favorite BBQ Sauce (ours is Hunts Sweet BBQ Sauce). Grill for about 1 minute.
  • Flip again and brush with more BBQ sauce. Grill for 1 minute.
  • Final flip, and add your favorite cheese(s) (cheddar, gouda, edam, provolone). Leave on the grill for another minute or until cheese begins to melt.
  • Remove from grill and serve immediately.

Stove top grilling

  • Use a grill pan. Brush with olive oil and heat to medium-high heat.
  • The pan needs to be hot in order for the burgers to cook. To test if the pan is ready, splash with 1 drop of water. If it sizzles, the pan is ready.
  • Grill for 3 minutes.
  • Flip over and grill for 3 minutes.
  • Flip again and brush on your favorite BBQ Sauce (ours is Hunts Sweet BBQ Sauce). Grill for about 1 minute.
  • Flip again and brush with more BBQ sauce. Grill for 1 minute.
  • Final flip, and add your favorite cheese(s) (cheddar, gouda, edam, provolone). Leave on the grill for another minute or until cheese begins to melt.
  • Remove from pan and serve immediately.

How to serve the burgers

  • Serve on your favorite hamburger buns.
  • Additional topping ideas: fresh avocado slices, onions (fresh or caramelized), baby spinach or baby lettuce, sliced tomatoes, bread and butter pickles, sauteed mushrooms, crispy bacon.
  • Condiment ideas: mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard (yellow or dijon), sweek pickle relish.

Notes

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