The Ultimate American Burger Recipe

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The Ultimate American Burger Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40mins
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Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 13, 2023

This recipe for the best burgers ever will have you craving for more. These juicy homemade burgers are grilled to perfection, topped with your favorite ingredients, and served on a soft bun. Prepare to impress your friends and family with this mouthwatering American classic.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 burger buns
  • Your favorite burger toppings (lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, etc.)

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, minced onion, minced garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and black pepper.
  2. Using your hands, gently mix the ingredients until well combined. Be careful not to overmix, as it can result in tough burgers.
  3. Divide the meat mixture into 4 equal portions and shape them into patties. Make sure the patties are slightly larger than the size of your burger buns, as they will shrink a bit during cooking.
  4. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. If using a stovetop, preheat a large skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  5. Grill the burgers for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until they reach your desired level of doneness. If using a skillet, cook for the same amount of time on each side.
  6. During the last minute of cooking, place the burger buns on the grill or skillet to toast them lightly.
  7. Remove the cooked burgers and buns from the heat and let them rest for a few minutes.
  8. Assemble your burgers by placing a patty on each toasted bun. Add your favorite toppings, such as lettuce, tomato, onion, and cheese.
  9. Serve the best burgers ever with a side of fries or a salad, and enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Burgers are believed to have originated in the United States in the late 19th century.
  • The hamburger became popular at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.
  • The first burger chain, White Castle, was founded in 1921 in Wichita, Kansas.
  • Americans consume about 50 billion burgers each year.