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Homemade Burgers

The Best Burger Recipe

The Best Burger Recipe is grilled, juicy, and slathered in secret sauce. These homemade burgers will make you never want summer to end!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword best burger recipe, burger recipe, homemade burgers
Prep Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 923kcal
Author Lauren Brennan


for the burgers-

  • 2 lbs. 80/20 Ground Chuck or Ground Beef of choice
  • 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.


  • In a large bowl, mix Ground Beef, burger seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, and BBQ sauce together until well combined.
  • 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.
  • Cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour. (This will help the burgers keep their shape on the grill)
  • While burgers are resting, make the secret sauce: stir mayonnaise together with ketchup, pickles, pickle juice, ground pepper, and garlic powder. Place in refrigerator.
  • Also, prep your burger toppings: slice tomatoes, wash and tear lettuce, slice the onion, etc.
  • 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.
  • Stack two burgers* together and place onto hamburger buns. Add plenty of secret sauce and any other desired toppings. Enjoy!


*To lighten up the recipe, make with only one lean beef patty.


Calories: 923kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 68g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 211mg | Sodium: 1387mg | Potassium: 1067mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 905IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 586mg | Iron: 10.3mg