Best Easy Grilled Burgers Recipe

This is the best and easiest grilled burgers recipe I make all summer and tailgating season.

Best Grilled Burgers: Simple BBQ Burgers Recipe

Whether grilled indoors or out, this simple burger recipe is packed with flavor and easy to make ahead.

With summer on the horizon, and grilling season well into fall, I find myself making these burgers most of the year. 

And for quick burger fixes, I love to make the uncooked patties ahead and store in the freezer… ready to grill at a moment’s notice.

Grilled Burger on a Wood Cutting Board with Slices of Fresh Tomatocipe

Ingredients in this Grilled Burgers Recipe

I recently wrote an article on 6 Easy Recipes Using Weber Seasonings. One of the 4 spice blends I was working with was Chicago Steak Seasoning. It’s a peppery, savory seasoning that tastes like exactly like a steakhouse should. I highly recommend grabbing one at Amazon or your local market. It’s a seasoning you’ll use all year!

If you can’t get your hands on this spice rub, you can make your own. While there isn’t a clear substitute, this is close. Combine:

  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sweet smoked Spanish paprika
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

How to Make the Best Grilled Burgers Recipe

In a large bowl, add the breadcrumbs, salt, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and Weber Chicago Steak Seasoning; mix well.

Add the ground beef. Gently mix everything together until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.

Divide the beef into 4 equal portions and form a ball. Flatten into about 1-inch patties. Form a slight depression in the center of each patty with your thumb to prevent the burgers from expanding on the grill.

Ungrilled Burger Patties

Grill the burgers, until nicely browned on the first side, 2-4 minutes. Then flip the burgers and continue grilling until desired doneness. 

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Closeup View of Grilled Burger with Lettuce and Tomato

Best Grilled Burgers: Simple BBQ Burgers Recipe

Best Easy Grilled Burgers Recipe

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

This is our favorite grilled burgers recipe. Plus, it's super easy. And we all love that. Whether grilled indoors or out, this burger reciple is packed with flavor and easy to make ahead too.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unseasoned bread crumbs (or 1 slice white bread chopped finely)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Weber Chicago Steak Seasoning
  • 1 1/2 pounds 85% lean ground beef
  • 4 hamburger buns

Instructions

  1. Preheat the grill to high heat. In a large bowl, add the breadcrumbs, salt, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and Weber Chicago Steak Seasoning; mix well.
  2. Add the ground beef. Gently mix everything together until just combined. Be careful not to overmix. Divide the beef into 4 equal portions and form a ball. Flatten into about 1-inch patties. Form a slight depression in the center of each patty with your thumb to prevent the burgers from expanding on the grill.
  3. Grill the burgers, until nicely browned on the first side, 2-4 minutes. Then flip the burgers and continue grilling until desired doneness. 

Notes

Make Ahead and Freeze:

I like to double this burger recipe and freeze 4 uncooked burgers for up to 3 months. They make fantastic quick and easy BBQ burgers.

Freeze on a baking sheet to retain their shape. Once frozen, transfer to an airtight freezer container. Defrost n the refrigerator overnight and cook as directed.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 575Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 151mgSodium: 1069mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 52g

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