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Under 30 Minutes

Best Beef Burgers

Burgers are an American classic. Make them your own with toppings such as cheese slices, sliced beefsteak tomatoes, raw red and white onion (also tasty when grilled), ketchup, mustard, pickles, jalapenos, mayonnaise, and Boston lettuce leaves.

  • prep: 5 mins
    total time: 25 mins
  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

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

Variations

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

Directions

  1. Step 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. Step 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. Step 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.

Source
Everyday Food, July/August 2003

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Reviews (10)

  • Juliette1001 18 Dec, 2010

    Nothing special. Used my forman grill. Maybe thats where I went wrong. Next time will try broiler.

  • zilliejr 11 Feb, 2009

    This is best burger! Since we've had this burger we can eat no other.

    One modification: I made on the stove in a large skillet that using high heat (skillet well-heated before the meat goes in near center) then I move the paties (only two at time) to outer edges and reduced the heat to medium-low.

  • izzielove 21 Jan, 2009

    lol nope i dont see an amount for the salt and pepper, dont know how you can put too much when an amount isnt even listed XD

  • Knightcraft 19 Aug, 2008

    Am I the only one who DOESN'T see an amount listed for the salt and pepper? I think that means you should use your own judgement.

  • Knightcraft 19 Aug, 2008

    Am I the only one who DOESN'T see an amount listed for the salt and pepper? I think that means you should use your own judgement.

  • Knightcraft 19 Aug, 2008

    Am I the only one who DOESN'T see an amount listed for the salt and pepper? I think that means you should use your own judgement.

  • Knightcraft 19 Aug, 2008

    Am I the only one who DOESN'T see an amount listed for the salt and pepper? I think that means you should use your own judgement.

  • Knightcraft 19 Aug, 2008

    Am I the only one who DOESN'T see an amount listed for the salt and pepper? I think that means you should use your own judgement.

  • fairycake 25 May, 2008

    The salt and pepper was a bit of an overkill but halved was superb ! Perfect second time around with the S

  • flyandeat 25 May, 2008

    Does this seem like a lot of salt and pepper to anyone else?