Lettuce, tomato slice, hamburger patty with melted slice of cheddar cheese, and two rings of red onion on a hamburger bun sitting on a white plate.

Grilled Hamburgers

Our tips for grilled burgers will result in juicy, delicious hamburgers that leave your family begging for more.
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grill, grilled hamburgers, ground beef
Servings per Recipe: 8 servings
Calories per Serving: 425
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • Montreal steak seasoning
  • 8 hamburger buns
  • lettuce
  • cheddar cheese slices
  • tomato
  • red onion
  • condiments of your choice

Instructions

  • Preheat clean grill to 350°.
  • Gently shape ground beef into 8 patties, handling meat as little as possible.
  • Lightly oil grill grate. Sprinkle burgers liberally with steak seasoning.
  • Grill burgers over medium heat until desired doneness is reached. Serve on buns with condiments of your choice.

Notes

  1. Nutrition calculations use 2 Tbsp Montreal seasoning.
  2. Although low-fat ground beef may be preferable for some recipes, for the juiciest burgers choose ground beef with at least 20% fat content.
  3. Be careful not to manipulate the ground beef any more than you have to, since compacted ground beef will not be as tender. Handle as little as possible and don’t compact the meat when forming the patties.
  4. Season the patties just before cooking. Adding salt when you make the patties, whether alone or in seasonings, draws out the moisture and can result in dry burgers.
  5. Resist the urge to press all the delicious juices out of the patties while cooking. We’ve all seen the mouthwatering images of juices running out of a patty as it is pressed with a spatula, but that is exactly what you don’t want. Place the patties over heat and leave them alone until it is time to turn them.
  6. Experiment with various cheeses and buns to change things up, or swap out the usual for these topping combinations:
    a. Sautéed mushrooms and onions with Swiss cheese
    b. Pico de gallo, sliced avocado, and Pepper Jack cheese
    c. Marinara sauce, fresh basil, and mozzarella cheese

Nutrition

Calories: 425kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 313mg | Potassium: 368mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 4.1mg