The Best Hamburger Recipe

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We try to use the grill as often as possible during the summer–I always feel like clean up is easier, and of course who wants to turn the oven or stove on when it’s so hot outside?!

One of our favorite weeknight recipes is to make sliders on the grill, and after years of trying different recipes, this is our favorite.

The best hamburger recipe--easy and delicious, plus tips for grilling | 11 Magnolia Lane

While we have both gas and charcoal grills, my husband prefers burgers over charcoal when time permits, because the taste is so yummy.  So the first step is to prepare your coals so they can get to the correct temperature while you’re mixing your burgers.

The best hamburger recipe--easy and delicious, plus tips for grilling | 11 Magnolia Lane

We always use our HomeRight ElectroLight to start the coals.  It’s so simple to use–just plug in the extra-long cord and hold down the button! In just a few seconds, the ElectroLight heats to 1300° and starts your charcoal or wood chips without the need for lighter fluid (we are not fans of that chemical taste on our food!).

We’re giving an ElectroLight away at the end of this post, or you can buy your own HERE (they’re also great gifts for family and friends who love to grill).

While those coals are getting up to temperature, mix up your burgers:

The best hamburger recipe--easy and delicious, plus tips for grilling | 11 Magnolia Lane

For 1-1/2 pounds of ground beef (I usually use 85-93% lean), add about 1/3 c. of whipping cream, 1-1/2 T of Worchestershire sauce, and 2 t. of seasoned salt, and obviously you can adjust according to taste (sometimes we’ll sprinkle a little extra seasoned salt on top of the patties before or after we grill them).

Mix with your hands until all of the ingredients are combined, but don’t overmix or your burgers will be tough.

The best hamburger recipe--easy and delicious, plus tips for grilling | 11 Magnolia Lane

Form patties of about 1/3 c of meat mix and use your thumb to make a hollow in the center (this keeps them from plumping up in the middle while they’re cooking).

The best hamburger recipe--easy and delicious, plus tips for grilling | 11 Magnolia Lane

Grill the patties over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes per side, starting with the dimple side up.

The best hamburger recipe--easy and delicious, plus tips for grilling | 11 Magnolia Lane

Keep the grill lid closed until it’s time to turn them, and only turn them once.  You’ll also want to resist the urge to press them flat with the spatula while they’re cooking!  When the burgers are done, remove them to a plate and cover them with foil.  Let them rest for 3-5 minutes before serving.

The best hamburger recipe--easy and delicious, plus tips for grilling | 11 Magnolia Lane

We like to serve these burgers on slider rolls; they’re smaller than regular hamburger buns so you don’t have an overabundance of bread on your plate.  If you’re feeling particularly decadent, butter the buns and give them about 15 seconds on the grill to lightly toast them while your hamburgers are resting.

The best hamburger recipe--easy and delicious, plus tips for grilling | 11 Magnolia Lane

A few simple sides make a perfect summer meal: sliced watermelon, potato salad or tater tots, macaroni and cheese, and corn on the cob are a few suggestions.  For dessert, try our favorite cobbler recipe {here}.

The best hamburger recipe--easy and delicious, plus tips for grilling | 11 Magnolia Lane

You can read more about the best burgers ever and check out other ElectroLight uses and recipes on the HomeRight blog HEREon the HomeRight blog HERE.

Here’s the giveaway for your own ElectroLight–good luck!

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The best hamburger recipe--easy and delicious, plus tips for grilling | 11 Magnolia Lane

You can see all of the yummy things we’ve cooked with our ElectroLights HERE, like fig and prosciutto pizza, foil-wrapped banana sundaes, and more!

The best hamburger recipe--easy and delicious, plus tips for grilling | 11 Magnolia Lane

It’s time to go figure out what to grill tonight!

Thanks for stopping by~

 

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  1. Susanne says:

    My favorite side is bacon! (I mainly eat zero Carb)

  2. We just used our grill last night and I wished I had one of these! Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. Patricia C says:

    My favorite side dish with burgers are foil wrapped grilled Potato’s

  4. I need one -On my 4th Weber kettle grill -dumped the gas

  5. Debra Schramm says:

    My favorite burger side dish is marinated cucumber salad.

  6. Staci Torgerson says:

    Our favorite burger side dish is honey baked beans

  7. Potato chips

  8. CAROL MOORE says:

    Chips and guacamole!

  9. My favorite side with burgers are sweet potato fries. I always bake them but I’m sure there’s a way to throw them on the grill!

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