These burgers are quick and easy to prepare and cook on the grill. Worcestershire sauce and a little brown sugar give the burgers some great flavor. Try these burgers with this tasty Remoulade Sauce or Chipotle Mayonnaise.
15% to 20% fat content and proper cooking will give you the juiciest, most flavorful burgers. Toppings and condiments are also important, and you'll find a number of suggestions below the instructions.
- 1 to 1 1/2 pounds ground beef, 80% to 85% lean
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar, optional
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Heat the grill.
- Combine all ingredients until well blended.
- Shape the mixture into 4 or 5 patties. With your thumb, make an indentation in the center of each burger.
- Grill the hamburgers for about 5 minutes on each side, or until done.
- If desired, top burgers with thinly sliced cheese about 1 minute before they're done.
- Serve in toasted split buns with your favorite toppings and sauces or spreads.
- Crisp Cooked Bacon
- Tomato Slices and Lettuce
- Pepper Jack Cheese, Swiss, Cheddar, American, Blue Cheese, or Muenster
- Jalapeno Pepper Rings
- Sliced Onions
- Fried Onion Rings
- Caramelized Onions
- Roasted Bell Peppers or Poblanos
- Higher fat means juicier burgers, but it also means shrinkage. Make your burgers about 1/2-inch larger than the bun in diameter to adjust for shrinkage.
- For burgers of perfectly uniform size, weigh them or use an ice cream scoop to measure each burger.
- If the meat is sticking, moisten your hands with water as you shape the burgers.
- Add finely grated onion, chopped bacon, or cheese to the burger mixture.
- To freeze, arrange the patties on a baking sheet and freeze. When the burgers are solid, place them in a container, separated by sheets of wax paper.