Grilled beef burgers are one of the most amazing things to sink your teeth into, especially when done right! Be prepared because these are going to be the best burgers you have ever had!
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Amazing grilled beef burgers
I love everything in summer. The pool parties, holidays and of course the food! There are fresh fruits and vegetables everywhere and everyone gets their grill out! Some of the best foods come off the open flame. From shrimp to corn to fruit, barbecuing just makes heavenly food! These beef burgers will be a popular addition to your grill recipes.
Don't let the grilling scare you, it's that simple and I've got all the tips and tricks to help you make the BEST hamburgers ever! These beef burgers come out perfectly juicy, full of flavor and perfectly grilled. Everyone loves a good burger, but a grilled burger is epic and it all starts here! So let's have a barbecue!
What you need for the best beef burger
Grilled burgers are the perfect picnic or large gathering. Skip the frozen burgers and make your own for the best tasting!
- 80/20 ground beef: Make sure your beef is cold and not at room temperature.
- Garlic cloves: Freshly chopped gives the best taste.
- Chopped onion: Dried chopped onions give tons of flavor without the bulk.
- Worcester sauce: This is a must have in homemade burgers, it adds the best of umami flavor.
- Grill sauce: Gives a little sweet, a little tang and warmth all in one.
- salt and pepper: Add to taste:
- Pastries: Because homemade burgers deserve the best homemade buns!
Optional toppings for the best burgers
- Sliced red onion: A heavily seasoned onion that goes well with the burger.
- Pickles: Dill pickles all the way!
- Green salad: Use nice, crispy iceberg lettuce.
- tomato: Cut it thinly so that it fits best on the burger.
Let's have a barbecue!
Grilling is so much easier than you think and it all starts with making the perfect burger.
- Mix: In a medium bowl, combine the ground beef, garlic, chopped onions, Worcestershire sauce, BBQ sauce, and salt, pepper. Mix the ingredients together but be careful not to mix too much.
- Form: Shape the patties and create a divot in the center of each patty. This will help the burgers not puff up or shrink too much as they cook.
- Grill: Heat the grill to 400 degrees. Place the burgers on direct heat and grill for 4-5 minutes on each side until the desired degree of cooking is achieved.
- Cheese: Add the cheese to the burgers and let it melt. Serve on toasted butter hamburger buns with the toppings of your choice.
Tips for the best grilled hamburgers
There are a few tips to make sure your hamburgers are juicy and delicious. Every time you make grilled burgers, you will know that with these tips they are going to turn out to be!
- 80/20 ground beef: You might think these are a little bold to your liking, but you need the fat to create the juicy, flavorful interior. Without the fat, your burgers will dry out before they're done, and you end up with overcooked, tasteless, dry beef pucks. Most of the fat will boil off when you grill it to be okay, but trust me, you will need the fat. You could go down 85/15 without losing the juiciness or flavor, but I wouldn't go any deeper.
- Divot: The divot is extremely important in making sure your hamburgers cook evenly without shrinking too much. There's nothing worse than not having enough burgers for your bun. The bulging of the beef prevents the burger from popping in the middle, making it difficult to cook. The edges will remain burned and dry before the center is finished. It is a must!
- Thickness: For the best burger to bun ratio, the standard is ist inch thick. If they are thinner, you will need to adjust the grill time. Also, make the patties about half an inch to an inch larger than the circumference of the bun. This way, the burger will surely go with the bun.
- Keep It Cold And Don't Mix Too Much: The beef needs to stay cold so the fat doesn't melt. When that happens, much of the fat will boil off, leaving you with a dry hamburger. Over-mixing will also break down the fibers, which will crumble and dry your burger.
Grilling burgers for beginners
There are many little tidbits to keep in mind when making the best burgers. You will love how easy these grilled burgers come together!
- Resist temptation: Try not to squeeze the burger while it is cooking. This expresses all the beautiful juices that are supposed to be inside.
- Let it rest: After grilling, let the hamburger rest for 5-10 minutes to distribute the juices in the meat.
- Got Fire: If you have a torch on your grill, cut off the oxygen to the flame by closing the lid. This should clear it. And have a glass of water on hand just in case.
- Variations: There are many ways to vary your burger from the type of meat used, to the seasonings, to the toppings. When you feel like you've mastered the basics well, experiment with flavors and textures. Remember that every time you change the meat, you change the cooking time, temperature, and seasonings. Do your homework before working with different types of meat in your burgers so that you still have the best, juiciest, tastiest burger.
- Covering: Get creative with your taste buds and try different toppings. Some ideas include grilled onions or mushrooms, pineapple teriyaki sauce, pepper jack cheese, and avocado spread. Melt the blue cheese and cover with bacon. The possibilities are endless. Let the grilling begin!
How you know your burgers are ready
Everyone likes their burgers made a little differently, but there is something to consider when grilling your burgers. Bacteria that live on the surface of meat like steaks are cooked or seared, and the bacteria die in the process. Hamburger takes these surface bacteria and grinds them all together so that the bacteria are throughout the meat. It is recommended to cook ground beef until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. Killing the bacteria makes it the safest temperature to eat. These are the recommendations that should be followed especially for children and the elderly as they are more prone to foodborne illnesses.
|Hamburger Doneness||Intern temperature||Middle color|
|Half done||130-135 ° F.||pink|
|medium||135-145 ° F.||A little pink|
|Well||145-155 ° F.||Sliver of light pink|
|Well done||155-165 ° F.||Mostly brown|
It's grill time
Grilling is just so much fun, it really is. It allows you to get creative and discover food in whole new ways. You'll love how easy and often quick it is to grill food. The unique taste and char created by the gills add to the distinctiveness of each dish. It's also a great way to keep the inside cool by not heating up the kitchen with the stove. Here are some recipes to try on your gill soon!
In a medium bowl, combine the ground beef, garlic, chopped onions, Wochestershire sauce, BBQ sauce, and salt and pepper. Mix the ingredients together but be careful not to mix too much.
Shape the patties and create a divot in the center of each patty. This will help the burgers not puff up or shrink too much as they cook.
- Heat the grill to 400 degrees. Place the burgers on direct heat and grill for 4-5 minutes on each side until the desired degree of cooking is achieved.
- Add the cheese to the burgers and let it melt. Serve on toasted butter hamburger buns with the toppings of your choice.
Calories598kcal (30%)carbohydrates5G (2%)protein39G (78%)fat45G (69%)Saturated fat17thG (85%)Trans fat3Gcholesterol161mg (54%)sodium865mg (36%)potassium679mg (19%)Fiber1G (4%)sugar3G (3%)Vitamin A.25thIU (1%)vitamin C1mg (1%)calcium54mg (5%)iron5mg (28%)
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Every recipe and nutritional value depends on the brands, measuring methods and serving sizes used per household.
course Dinner, main course
keyword Beef burger, grilled burger recipe