Basic Burgers

Recipe for Basic Burgers


1-1/2 pounds ground beef
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
4 buns
Hamburger toppings


Combine first three ingredients and shape into four 6-ounce hamburger patties.

Coat grill rack with cooking spray. Grill the patties, covered with the grill lid, over medium-high heat (350 degrees to 400 degrees) 7 to 8 minutes on each side or until beef is no longer pink. Grill the buns 1 minute on the cut side, or until they are lightly toasted. Top with beef patty and your favorite toppings.


4 servings



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Hamburger patties

I use extra lean hamburger then add egg, breadcrumbs, horseradish, worstershire sauce, and salt. Delicious!

I think there is an error in

I think there is an error in the ingredients list Probably supposed to read 1/2 to 1 tsp salt.....not beef??

Absolutely right, Jenn!

Absolutely right, Jenn! Thanks for pointing that out!

I personally don't put egg in

I personally don't put egg in my hamburger patties, I only do that with my meatloaf, but to each their own. I would add one little extra step when forming your patties...take your thumb & make an indentation in the center of the patty, so that when your burger cooks & expands, that indentation allows for the patty to "even out". Try it, you'll see what I'm saying is true. Happy Memorial Day. P.s. I too prefer 70/30 ground beef, it has more taste.

I always do the thumb dent

I always do the thumb dent too! Amazing how evenly it cooks. If I want a burger medium rare, I would like the whole patty to be medium rare - not just the center.

The basic burger recipe looks

The basic burger recipe looks well worth a try. I did try to print the recipe but it would only print the first couple of paragraphs. I tried reloading the page to no avail. Printing would not work in print mode or .pdf mode.

Sounds like pilot error.

A little help

Hey Dennis, have you tried this? Right click, on the beginning of what you want, hold down that "right click button", and keep scrolling down to the end of what you want, and then LET GO OF THIS BUTTON (this highlights (saves)everything between the beginning of what you want to save, and to the end of where you want to stop saving). Now that it's "highlighted", put your mouse anywhere on the highlighted area, right click again, (a menu will pop up), select where it says, "copy", left click on that word, and then open up your wordpad, (which is what I use), OR your notepad, and place your mouse on that, and right click again, and you will see the word "paste". Click on it, and everything you highlighted, will magically appear there on your wordpad, or notepad (whichever you choose). Cool, huh?
Now go the "File" word, click on it, and in that menu, you will find the word "Print". (I don't think you have a menu on "notepad"). Now you can print all of it, or part of around with it...
Hope that wasn't to hard, or too long to understand...if it's too detailed, I'm's easier to be there in person, and show them.

Messed Up a little

The first thing is to "hold the LEFT button", not the "right button", on your mouse, to HIGHLIGHT! Sorry...

I'm one of those people that

I'm one of those people that don't like errors especially in recipes and of course maps.
In this recipe the word "salt" is omitted and "beef" is in it's place. Please fix. Thank you!

Mama knows best

Mama knows that when the meat is "too lean" that there's not enough fat to keep it together. The egg and breadcrumbs do not take away from the deliciousness of the meat. And so if you don't want to add the eggs and breadcrumbs, then buy meat with more fat.

i disagree it falls apart on

i disagree it falls apart on the need egg to bind it .i also add minced onion and garlic ,

Sounds like a great burger!

Sounds like a great burger! One Canadian place uses 1 teaspoon BBQ spice to each pound of ground beef. Burgers are best without bread crumbs, eggs, and other additives.