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perfectly grilled beef burgers

Perfectly Grilled Beef Burgers

3.43 from 7 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 247kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef - a blend of 80/20 or 85/15 suggested
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dried minced onions - can also use onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon paprika
  • optional toppings: cheese, buns, lettuce, tomato, mayo, burger sauce, mustard, etc.

Instructions

TO MAKE ON THE GRILL (CHARCOAL OR PROPANE)

  • Prepare your grill for direct heat and preheat to medium-high (approximately 400F). While the grill preheats, gently blend ground beef and dried spices into a large mixing bowl.
  • Gently form each patty into a loose ball weighing approx 1/3LB, press each patty down to a ¾-inch thickness, by about 4 ½-inches wide.
  • Create a dimple indent in the center of each patty, about ½-inch deep. If the patties feel warm after handling, chill the meat before grilling so it holds its shape better. Refrigerate for 5-10 minutes, if needed.
  • Clean the grates and grease with oil to prevent the burgers from sticking.
  • Grill the burgers until golden brown and slightly charred on the first side, about 4 minutes. Flip patties. Cook beef burgers until golden brown and slightly charred on the second side, 4-5 minutes. Use a meat thermometer to determine doneness. Top with cheese, if using, and remove from heat.
  • To serve, add any toppings you like and dig in.

IF USING A SAUTE PAN OR GRIDDLE (PREFERABLY CAST IRON):

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of neutral cooking oil in the pan or griddle over medium-high heat until hot. Cook the burgers until golden brown and slightly charred on the first side, about 4 minutes. Flip patties. Cook beef burgers until golden brown and slightly charred on the second side, 4-5 minutes. Use a meat thermometer to determine doneness. Top with cheese, if using, and remove from heat.
  • To serve, add any toppings you like and dig in.

Notes

New to charcoal grilling? Here's a great guide to help you.
nutrition info is for burger patties only and does not include any condiments, toppings or buns/wraps you may use.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 16g
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