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Best Beef Burger


Customize this American classic with toppings such as cheese, tomatoes, raw or grilled onion, pickles, jalapenos, and more.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2003


  • 2 pounds ground chuck
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Coarse salt and pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns


  1. Heat grill to high. In a medium bowl, use a fork to gently combine beef, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce; season with salt and pepper. Gently form mixture into four 1-inch-thick patties.

  2. Place patties on hottest part of grill; sear until browned, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Move patties to cooler part of grill; continue grilling until desired doneness, 4 to 8 minutes per side.

  3. Split the hamburger buns and toast on the grill if you like; place a burger on each bun and serve with the desired accompaniments.


Suggested accompaniments: cheese slices, sliced beefsteak tomatoes, red and white onions (raw or grilled), ketchup, mustard, pickles, mayonnaise, Boston lettuce leaves

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