Total Time
30 Mins
Makes 4 servings


Sink your teeth into a delicious restaurant-style, hamburger recipe made from lean beef. Skip the prepackaged patties and take the extra time to craft up your own, and that little extra effort will be worth it. To make cheeseburgers, about 1 minute before burgers are done, top with sliced cheese; continue cooking until cheese begins to melt.


How to Make It

Step 1

In a bowl, mix ground beef, egg, onion, bread crumbs, Worcestershire, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper until well blended. Divide mixture into four equal portions and shape each into a patty about 4 inches wide.

Step 2

Lay burgers on an oiled barbecue grill over a solid bed of hot coals or high heat on a gas grill (you can hold your hand at grill level only 2 to 3 seconds); close lid on gas grill. Cook burgers, turning once, until browned on both sides and no longer pink inside (cut to test), 7 to 8 minutes total. Remove from grill.

Step 3

Lay buns, cut side down, on grill and cook until lightly toasted, 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Step 4

Spread mayonnaise and ketchup on bun bottoms. Add lettuce, tomato, burger, onion, and salt and pepper to taste. Set bun tops in place.

Chef's Notes

 If you want absolute bacteria safety, you need to cook your burgers to 160°. This recipe will keep them moist.

Ratings & Reviews

So Goooooooood

August 18, 2018
We enjoyed its juicyness, and just the right texture for a burger. I made it into 5 servings coz having only 4 means rhe patty will be way bigger than our buns we have. Nonetheless we filled our stomach.

April 06, 2017
Hahaha 😂. Our kind of 🍔. 🤤

Tasted like meatloaf

February 05, 2019
I love burgers, but I did not care for this recipe at all. It tasted to me like meatloaf -- but a tasty one. I think the egg and the suggestion of bread crumbs pushed this from the hamburger category into the meatloaf. It had that type of texture and taste. I used a pound of ground sirloin, but I don't think that mattered. I like my burgers to have a burger, flame broil type flavor. Well live and learn. I saved the recipe, though, to use for a meatloaf, but doctored with some sauce for a meatloaf. New recipes are always worth trying no matter. 

sublimelmf's Review

February 01, 2011
This makes a great turkey burger!! I don't eat red meat and was looking for something that tastes like a classic burger and this is it! The first time I made it I thought it needed a little something extra, so I adjusted the Worcestershire to just under 2 tbsp and it made all the difference


October 23, 2015
Great recipe! I use it whenever I make burgers.


January 31, 2016
classic it is! Thank you! my husband & I loves it. I use most Lean beef and turns out great!

Delish :-)

May 28, 2016
Does this burger make my buns look too small???