The Best Grass-Fed Beef Hamburger

A grass fed beefburger

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 12 mins
Total: 27 mins
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
296 Calories
17g Fat
0g Carbs
32g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving
Calories 296
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 113mg 38%
Sodium 294mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 32g
Calcium 21mg 2%
*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 ground beef ( grass-fed)
  • 2 tablespoons onions (grated)
  • 2 teaspoons heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons 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 six 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!