My world-famous hamburger recipe

Now that summer has officially arrived (in Tucson, anyway), it can mean only one thing: time to clean off the grill and pile on the red meat. I made some pretty decent burgers last night using my time-tested recipe, and I thought I’d share (the recipe, not the burgers) for all of the yet-to-be-enlightened burger chefs out there. The recipe is simple on purpose—quick and easy to make, and easier to scale up for large groups of people.

You will need:

  • 1 lb. ground beef (80-90% lean)
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
  • 3 cloves minced garlic (use less or omit if desired)

Here’s how to do it:

  1. In a bowl, mix ingredients together. Be careful not to handle the meat too much.
  2. Shape into 3 patties. You might be able to get 4 patties per pound of beef, but they’ll end up on the small side.
  3. Grill on high heat for about 5 minutes per side. I say about because all grills are different. Tip: oil up your grill with some cooking spray before lighting to prevent the burgers from sticking.
  4. Drop a piece of cheese on each burger for the last 30 seconds of cooking. Either colby-jack or cheddar works well.
  5. Serve on a toasted bun with condiments (bacon and BBQ sauce, anyone?).

So there you have it: my world-famous burger recipe (depending on your definition of world). Final note: I’ve seen some recipes that call for eggs and breadcrumbs, but in my opinion, that will give you grilled meatloaf rather than a hamburger. Stick with my recipe if you want to please a crowd.

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3 Responses to My world-famous hamburger recipe

  1. cowgod says:

    seeing as i was just gifted my first grill ever, i’ll have to give this a go. sounds simple and delicious.

  2. Jeff says:

    Short but sweet. I’ll give it a go once I have a grill…

  3. Rachel says:

    If you want to smell like garlic for a week, this is your recipe! tasty delicious!

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