Juicy Hamburgers

Fire up the grill and enjoy this juicy hamburger recipe!

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Hamburgers were created during the late eighteenth century in Hamburg, Germany. The Hamburg Steak was a German dish where low grade beef was shredded and flavored with regional spices, it was eaten both raw and cooked. The seaport town of Hamburg was teaming with sailors. The sailors brought the term “Hamburg Steak” into popular vernacular in Germany and in New York. In the New York City harbor eating stands began to serve “Hamburg-style Steak” to better attract German sailors.

Hamburgers were not my favorite food as a kid. My main experience with hamburgers when I was young were the overcooked thin hockey puck-looking burgers that were served at my elementary school. They were dry and unappealing, and put me off of hamburgers for a while. Luckily as I got older, restaurant hamburgers developed drastically, and had gotten juicier and more flavorful. Now I can get a hamburger on many kinds of buns with many different kinds of toppings. Using fun restaurant hamburgers as a guide I have developed a juicy hamburger recipe. Please enjoy!

Juicy Hamburger Recipe

Yields 4 burgers

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 to 10 minutes

Beer Pairing Suggestion: Lager or Belgian style witbier

Wine Pairing Suggestion: Cabernet Sauvignon


1 pound ground beef

2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce

1 garlic clove, minced

1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon dried minced onion

4 rolls or hamburger buns

To Serve: Lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions

Extra Topping Suggestions: Fried eggs, sauteed mushrooms, jalapenos, avocado


In a large bowl mix together ground beef, Worcestershire Sauce, garlic, Kosher salt, black pepper, and dried minced onion. Make sure all the ingredients are well incorporated.

Form the mixture into 4 patties, about 3/4 of an inch thick. Make a small indentation in the middle of each patty.

Fire up the grill or a skillet to medium heat. Grill each burger for about 4 to 5 minutes per side.

Let the burgers rest for 5 minutes.

Serve warm on toasted rolls or hamburger buns. Serve with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and sliced onions.

Fried eggs, sauteed mushrooms, jalapenos, and avocado are also fun toppings for hamburgers.

Side dishes that go well with hamburgers are pasta salad and potato salad.

Suggestion: 80% lean with 20% fat ground beef is ideal for making hamburgers because of the high fat content.


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