The Best Grass-Fed Beef Hamburger

A grass fed beefburger

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 12 mins
Total: 27 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Yield: 6 burgers
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
198 Calories
11g Fat
1g Carbs
24g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 177mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 12mg 0%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is the best burger recipe for several reasons. One, this recipe for beef burgers is made with grass-fed beef. That makes these burgers healthier for the environment and your family since grass-fed beef is higher in CLA, a heart-healthy fatty acid. Look for grass-fed beef at Trader Joes, Whole Foods, or other natural food stores.

The second reason this is the best burger recipe is that these beef burgers are incredibly juicy and tasty, thanks to a secret ingredient: a touch of cream and a light brush of butter on the outside. Note: You must cook these burgers on lower heat or they will burn.


  • 1 1/2 pounds grass-fed ground beef

  • 2 tablespoons grated onions

  • 2 teaspoons heavy cream

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine grass-fed beef, grated onion, cream, and pepper in a large mixing bowl. Do not overwork the beef; mix until combined. Form mixture into 6 burgers.

  2. Prepare grill for indirect medium heat or heat a cast-iron skillet on the stove over medium-low-to-medium heat.

  3. Brush both sides of burgers with melted butter. Sprinkle with kosher salt. Cook burgers until desired doneness is reached, about 4 to 6 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness of the burgers. Let burgers rest 5 minutes before serving.

You can substitute the beef in any of your favorite burger recipes for grass-fed beef.