Classic Hamburger

I am happy to announce that I am participating in the Kosher Connection Link Up for Kosher food bloggers again (see below!).  The theme for this month is grilled food.  Perfect – right up my alley!  I love almost anything grilled, from lettuce,to meat, to fish, to fruits and veggies.  I had a hard time deciding what to post since you can make so many great recipes on the grill.  I was having thoughts of grilled sandwiches, desserts, kabobs and all sorts of grilled concoctions.  After many days of obsessing I could not decide what to post, but kept coming back to my favorite thing to make on the grill – a good old fashioned hamburger.

I love this recipe because it is quick, easy and delicious.  It is kid and adult tested and always a winner!  There are only a few ingredients, and these burgers are really flavorful.  They can be made on an outdoor grill or year round on a grill pan.  For many years I lived in an apartment and did not have an outdoor grill.  These are still great made on the grill pan.

I love this burger on a bun topped with ketchup, mustard, lettuce, tomato pickles and a slice of onion – the classic.  You can also get creative with what type of bun you use and top it with any of your favorite toppings.  Some other toppers I love are sliced avocado, grilled onions and mushrooms, spicy mayonnaise or any pickled veggie.  The possibilities are endless!


Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time:  10 – 12 Minutes

Yield: 4 servings


1 ¼ pounds of lean ground beef

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon kosher salt

Freshly cracked pepper


Preheat a grill pan or outdoor grill over medium-high heat.

Combine the salt, pepper, onion and garlic powder in a large bowl.  Add the Worcestershire sauce and meat to the of the spices.  Mix until just combined – do not over mix.

Create 4 burgers out of the mixture.  Create a dimple in the middle of each burger to help cook evenly. Place the burgers on the grill.

Grill for 5 – 6 minutes on each side for medium burgers.  A minute less for medium rare and a minute or two more for well done on each side.




Filed under Meat

7 responses to “Classic Hamburger

  1. Karen

    I only use ground sirloin or black angus for the meat

  2. Karen

    keep up the good work

  3. Certainly a different approach than my hamburger but I like it, and I’l be trying it!

  4. margaret musleah

    Mazal Tov I love reading your recipes and follow some of them. Good work!

  5. What a great looking hamburger! You’re reminding me that I haven’t had a really good one this summer.

  6. jan

    and don’t forget the cheese!

  7. ronnievfein

    Having burgers tonight! Your recipe is a plain, simple and delicious one. Perfect way to actually taste the meat, not all the other stuff.

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