The Best Hamburgers I Ever Ate

the best hamburger recipeLast year, on Memorial Day, I posted my then favorite hamburger recipe. I have a new favorite, so I thought this would be a good time to share it.

Joe found this recipe on; just like the reviewers say, the burgers fall apart when you cook them.

After some experimenting (and advice from our Facebook community), we made some adjustments to the recipe that kept it together.

This recipe was worth the work. The burgers are spicy – full of garlic, full of grilled onions, full of BBQ sauce – and oh so good.

I wanted to eat two burgers, just for the sake of it, but I didn’t have enough calories left in my day.


Joe put the rest of the burgers in the freezer so I wouldn’t eat them all we’ll have a quick supper another time we stay outside too late in the evening.

The Best Hamburgers I Ever Ate
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • ⅓ cup minced garlic (most of a bulb, probably 5-7 cloves)
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 envelope dry onion soup mix
  • ½ cup BBQ sauce (Jack Daniels Original is our favorite)
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  1. Mix everything together in a large bowl.
  2. Divide the mixture into 8 equal balls. Flatten each ball into a patty and place the patties on a cookie sheet in the refrigerator for an hour.
  3. Preheat your grill to high. Cook the patties to an internal temperature of 160 degrees, about 6 minutes per side.
Joe topped our burgers with cheese right before taking them off the grill, making cheeseburgers. They are so flavorful and spicy that they need almost no condiments. We ate a little bit of Miracle Whip on the buns, but nothing else. (And, no, these are clearly not the burgers in the picture. We ate all of these burgers before I could take a picture of them.)


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