The Classic Hamburger



The Classic Hamburger


2 lb ground beef chuck
4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons kosher (coarse or sea) salt
2 teaspoons cracked black pepper
4 hamburger buns, split
4 lettuce leaves
4 large tomato slices
4 red onion slices
Mustard and mayonnaise, if desired


Heat gas or charcoal grill. Place meat in large bowl; pour Worcestershire sauce over beef and gently mix with hands. Divide meat into 4 very loose balls, then gently shape into patties 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick and about 1/2 inch in diameter larger than your hamburger buns. Slightly press center of each patty.

Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper on 1 side of each patty. Place patties, seasoned side down, on grill over medium heat. Sprinkle top of each patty with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cover grill; cook 10 to 12 minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F.

Serve burgers on buns with lettuce, tomato, onion, mayonnaise and mustard.


2 Responses to “The Classic Hamburger”

  1. 1
    Belinda @zomppa — January 3, 2013 @ 10:13 am

    Where’s the milkshake?

  2. 2
    Tanya — January 3, 2013 @ 10:51 am

    Looks good! But you can’t forget the fries. I like making my homemade fries when I do homemade burgers at home.

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