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The Juiciest Burger Recipe

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Hands-down, the quintessential favorite summer meal at my house is a juicy hamburger. In the summer I like to grill outdoors. But these burgers are just as good if you make them on a griddle or in a frying pan on the stove. 

Hamburgers can be served with a side salad, potato chips, thick wedge style fries, or sliced fruit, and they are always a hit! 

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While everyone makes hamburgers, does everyone know how to make a mouthwatering juicy burger? I am going to share my sure-fire juiciest burger secrets so that your family will come back for more. And, the best part? It is a quick meal that lends itself easily to variations and multiple sides. 

Are you ready to get grilling? Before we start, I want to share the biggest secret:  It’s restraint – don’t over mix and don’t overcook!

The Juiciest Burger

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 8-10 Minutes

Makes: Four Hamburgers With 2 Inch Thick Patties

Photo by amirali mirhashemian

Ingredients

  • 2 POUNDS GROUND BEEF WITH 20 – 25% FAT (I USE THE NANCY SILVERTON MIX THAT COMBINES PRIME CHUCK WITH PRIME SIRLOIN – THIS MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN BOTH FLAVOR AND JUICINESS)
  • 4 LARGE HAMBURGER BUNS (MY FAMILY LIKES BRIOCHE)
  • 1 EGG, BEATEN 
  • 2 CLOVES OF MINCED GARLIC
  • 2 TABLESPOONS WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE 
  • ⅛ TEASPOON CAYENNE PEPPER
  • KOSHER SALT
  • FRESHLY GROUND PEPPER
  • 2 TEASPOONS SOFTENED BUTTER 
  • 2 TABLESPOONS OLIVE OIL 
  • 8 SLICES OF CHEDDAR CHEESE (YOU CAN USE BLUE, AMERICAN, OR GRUYÈRE AS WELL)

Toppings

  • BABY ROMAINE LETTUCE LEAVES
  • 4 THIN SLICES OF TOMATO
  • 4 THIN SLICES OF RED ONION 
  • SLICED PICKLES
  • MAYONAISE
  • KETCHUP
  • MUSTARD
Photo by aliet kitchen

Directions

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