Homemade Burgers

Homemade Burgers

These Homemade Burgers are grilled, juicy and slathered in secret sauce. This homemade burger recipe will make you never want summer to end!

Course Dinner
Prep Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 923 kcal
Author Lauren Brennan


for the burgers-

  • 2 lbs. Laura's Lean Ground Beef
  • 2 tablespoons Gourmet Burger Seasoning*
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce

for the secret sauce-

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup dill pickles finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon dill pickle juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 slices cheddar cheese
  • 4 potato hamburger buns
  • lettuce, tomato, red onion, etc.
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  1. In a large bowl, stir Laura's Lean Ground Beef, burger seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, and BBQ sauce together until well combined and evenly mixed.
  2. Line a 4-inch wide lid with plastic wrap. Add a few spoonfuls of hamburger mixture to the lid and fold plastic wrap over the top to press and mold the burger patty. Unwrap from plastic wrap and place onto a plate or platter. Continue this process until you have created 8 patties, about 1/4 pound each, 1/3-1/2 inch thick, 4 inches across.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour. (This will help the burgers keep their shape on the grill)
  4. While burgers are resting, make the secret sauce: stir mayonnaise together with ketchup, pickles, pickle juice, ground pepper, and garlic powder. Place in refrigerator.
  5. Also, prep your burger toppings: slice tomatoes, wash and tear lettuce, slice the onion, etc.

  6. To grill, place each burger onto preheated grill. Cook 3 minutes on one side and then flip. Add cheddar cheese slices on each patty, cover and cook 1 minute. Turn grill off and then continue cooking another 3 minutes or until burgers register 160 degrees F.
  7. Stack two burgers together and place onto hamburger buns. Add plenty of secret sauce and any other desired toppings. Enjoy!
  8. **To lighten up the recipe, make with only one lean beef patty.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Burgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 923 Calories from Fat 477
% Daily Value*
Fat 53g82%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 211mg70%
Sodium 1387mg60%
Potassium 1067mg30%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 68g136%
Vitamin A 905IU18%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 586mg59%
Iron 10.3mg57%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.