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Let ground beef stand at room temperature for 10 minutes before grilling.

Recipe by Southern Living July 2011


Credit: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell

Recipe Summary

3 hrs
28 mins
Makes 6 servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Combine first 4 ingredients gently. Shape mixture into 6 (5-inch) patties.

  • Grill, covered with grill lid, 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until beef is no longer pink in center. Serve on Homemade Hamburger Buns.

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