Grilled Hamburgers | Your “Go To” All-American Classic Burger
Grilled hamburgers are seasoned and cooked to perfection! Add your favorite toppings and condiments for a delicious summer-time favorite meal! These classic All-American burgers will be your “go to” recipe for your barbecue gatherings!
Sometimes you just want a good juicy burger without all the frills! That’s they way this hamburger was prepared. Simple seasoning with lots of flavor that stands on its own, and just as tasty with all your favorite toppings. Alan always adds mustard on his burger. For him, burgers are incomplete without mustard!
I like to add fresh veggies like tomatoes and lettuce. Oh, I’ve been stacking mine with avocado slices too!
How to make grilled hamburgers
The key to keeping your burger juicy is to make sure you are gentle with the ground beef. The more you handle the meat the tougher it will become, so avoid those hamburger presses that smoosh and pack down the meat.
The best burgers are gently formed with your hands, which brings me to another tip I like to pass along, be sure to salt the burgers just before cooking on the grill. The salt helps retain the moisture as well enhance the flavor of the burger!
Also, see the little indentation in each patty? This helps cook the meat evenly and you will end up with perfectly tasty burger, not a balled up meatball!
What to serve with grilled hamburgers
Looking for ideas to serve with these burgers?
How about fresh fruit salad from The Foodie Affair
Hawaiian style macaroni salad lightened up from the Foodie Affair
Old-Fashioned Potato Salad from Love Bakes Good Cakes
Baked Sweet Potato Fries from Center Cut Cook
Need something for your vegetarian guests? This Sweet Potato Veggie Burger is another “go to” recipe that I make often!
How long to grill hamburgers
How do you like your meat?
Medium Rare (130-135° F): Grill for 3 minutes, flip, grill for 4 more minutes.
Medium (135-150° F): Grill for 3 minutes, flip, grill for 5 more minutes.
Medium Well (150-165° F): Grill for 3 minutes, flip, grill for 6 more minutes.
Well Done (165° F and up): Grill for 3 minutes, flip, grill for 7 more minutes.
Addicted to Grilling
Classic Grilled Hamburger
- 1 pound ground beef with 15-20 percent fat1/2 cup onion chopped1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce1 teaspoon soy sauce1/2 teaspoon garlic powder Salt and pepper to taste4 hamburger buns Toppings and condiments of your choice: avocado, lettuce, tomato, cheese, mustard, ketchup
- 1 pound ground beef with 15-20 percent fat
- 1/2 cup onion chopped
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 4 hamburger buns
- Preheat grill to high heat.
- In a small bowl whisk together the Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, garlic powder. Gentle fold into meat with chopped onions. Divide meat into 4 portions and with your hands form ¾" thick patties that are about 4 - 4½ inches in diameter. Form an indentation in the middle of each patty. Season with fresh pepper and put in the refrigerator for about an hour (or more if you can).
- Before grilling let the meat stand at room temperature for 20 minutes. Season with kosher salt right before cooking.
- Toast hamburger buns and top the burger with your favorite toppings and condiments.
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Your seasonings make for the BEST burgers. I love mustard, too, but I also have to have a bit of mayo and ketchup!
The salt tip is golden -there burgers are so good and perfect for Summer grilling season!
Oh, finally a juicy hamburger!
Interesting tip about the hamburger presses. We use one at home most of the time, but will have to try hand forming next time.
We’ve used a press for years too. Mainly because I wanted the perfect circumference. It got lost in a move and I never replaced it and who cares if my burgers are not full circles 🙂
Dang! That looks delicious! I think burgers are my favorite food. I will have to get my husband to grill me one now!
Burgers are a staple during the summer months, but I should eat them more often!
Hard to believe it’s grilling season again! That burger looks really tasty too. I want one now!
My favorite time of year and love outdoor cooking!
I just love a good classic burger! Especially in the summer:)
This is the perfect summer meal! I love how quickly a good dinner can come together!
I love classic hamburgers like this! Yours looks amazing! Great post!
Thank you, Sheena! This comes together quickly and everyone loves a classic burger!
You just can’t go wrong with a simple grilled burger. I love seasoning my ground beef with a little A-1 and some salt and pepper- so good! This burger looks perfect! 🙂
I used to just add salt and pepper, but a little extra sure makes a yummy difference!
That looks delicious. My family loves burgers andI like trying out different burger recipes. I will definitely try yours.
Super! Thanks for putting this on your list to try this season!
I love a simple hamburger! I’m so happy it’s grilling season so I can start making these again! thanks for sharing!
It’s such a fun time of year. I feel like I get a break from the kitchen when we grill our foods 🙂
That looks so yummy. I press my burgers with good ole fashioned hands.
That’s the best way to shape burgers! Form them with your hands!
This looks so good! Also very easy to make 🙂 I love burgers!
Easy to make and so satisfying. No wonder its a favorite meal!
I could eat a great grilled burger every day, and this certainly qualifies as that!
Maybe because I’m on a diet right now, but these hamburgers are the BEST hamburgers I’ve EVER SEEN!
That’s so nice to say! Hope your diet allows for the meat patties 🙂
This looks absolutely perfect!
Thanks, Renee 🙂
Nothing better than a classic grilled burger!
Homemade are the best!
there is nothing like a delicious juicy burger. Love your tips
Thanks, Christie! I keep trying new ways to improve a basic burger.
That is a great looking hamburger. I agree with Alan, I won’t eat a hamburger without mustard and it needs lots of dill pickles. 🙂
Extra salt from the pickles is a good choice! Love them too 🙂
Yum. I love burgers. Your recipe looks amazing! Wish I could make one today.
Thank you! I hope you add this recipe to your list of must try!
Yum yum yum! I love juicy hamburgers:)
And you never get tired of grilled hamburgers! Summer-time favorite 🙂