|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 28g||36%|
|Saturated Fat 10g||50%|
|Total Carbohydrate 39g||14%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||9%|
|Total Sugars 1g|
|Vitamin C 1mg||3%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
You can serve this classic, tender, well-flavored, and juicy All American Burger recipe with any topping(s) you'd like. If you're adding cheese, put a slice (or two) on the beef while it's on the grill and let stand for about a minute to let it melt. All other toppings such be put on the table so each diner can assemble their own masterpiece.
The addition of Worcestershire sauce, milk, and water makes the burgers very moist. Seasoned salt and onion powder add fabulous flavor.
When making the best hamburgers, it's important that you handle the meat as little as possible. Too much kneading or shaping can make the burgers tough. That is why all of the ingredients are combined before the beef is added in this recipe.
Then, when you shape the meat into patties, press your thumb slightly into the center to make a divot. This will prevent the burger from puffing up when it's cooked, so you have a nice flat surface to pile on the toppings.
It is also very important that you cook burgers to 165 F, or well done, for food safety reasons. Don't groan—burgers cooked to that safe temperature can still be delicious. The breadcrumbs in this recipe, along with the Worcestershire sauce, water, and milk, called a "panade," holds moisture as the meat cooks so it stays juicy.
We like to serve our burgers on a sturdy bun. There's nothing more unappealing than a bun that disappears as you eat the hamburger. Whole wheat hamburger buns are good, as are English muffins. Ciabatta buns are a nice change of pace, and sturdy hoagie buns can be used as well. It's your choice!
Serve this classic recipe with some fabulous potato salad, a fruit salad, and an ice cream pie for dessert. What could be better?
"My family loves burgers and they are a weekly meal that we enjoy together! This recipe is really simple and comes together so easily that it will become a staple for your next BBQ or even a quick weeknight dinner! I like to pair mine with chips!" —Kiana Rollins
1/4 cup soft white breadcrumbs
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/4 pounds ground beef
4 sandwich buns, split and toasted
Gather the ingredients.
Pre heat a medium-high gas or charcoal grill. Alternatively, use a grill pan on the stovetop. Combine the breadcrumbs, Worcestershire sauce, water, and milk in a large bowl and let stand for 5 minutes.
Add the seasoned salt, onion powder, and pepper and mix until just combined.
Add the ground beef and mix gently with your hands until everything is just incorporated. Do not overmix.
Shape the meat mixture into four patties. Make a deep impression in the center of each patty; this helps the burger cook evenly and keeps it from plumping in the middle as it cooks.
Grill until the hamburgers to your liking, or until they reach an internal temperature of 165 F, about 8 to 12 minutes total.
Serve the burgers on the toasted buns with traditional fixings of choice such as mustard, ketchup, pickles, relish, and cheese.
- You can toast the sandwich buns on the grill just before serving if you like.