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Best Beef Burger

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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

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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.

Variations

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

Reviews Add a comment

  • Juliette1001
    18 DEC, 2010
    Nothing special. Used my forman grill. Maybe thats where I went wrong. Next time will try broiler.
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
    Reply
  • 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.
    Reply
  • 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.
    Reply
  • 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.
    Reply
  • 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
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  • flyandeat
    25 MAY, 2008
    Does this seem like a lot of salt and pepper to anyone else?
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