Best Hamburger Recipe

Best Hamburger Recipe I have ever tasted with my secret recipe.Juicy and delicious!

The Best Hamburger Recipe I have ever tasted.

Add my secret ingredient, grill it in a skillet or on a griddle.

You  can also grill it outside on your favorite grill.

Top it with Homemade Chili and Sauteed Mushrooms in Cream Sherry, for a juicy, tasty burger and a fine dining experience.

Best Hamburger Recipe

  • 2 lbs. lean ground beef.

    I use ground chuck for it's superior taste.

  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk, undiluted

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 6 slices your favorite cheese, if making cheeseburgers

  • Natural Hickory or Mesquite Liquid Smoke

    If grilling on a charcoal  grill you can eliminate the bottled smoke

  • 1/3 batch Homemade Chili Recipe

  • 6 Sesame Seed buns

    Can use regular buns.

  • butter to toast buns

  • vegetable oil for skillet or griddle, if needed

  • condiments of your choice (suggestions below)

Place meat in a bowl.

Sprinkle on salt and toss lightly.

Pour in milk and mix it lightly, being careful not to over mix. 

If food has a tendency to stick to your skillet or griddle.

I use a cast iron griddle and brush on a little oil before adding your burgers.

Preheat your pan until a drop of water sizzles when dropped on it.

Place your beef patty on the pan or griddle until the bottom is brown and it seems to be cooked more than halfway up the sides.

Brush with liquid smoke.

Flip burger and brush this side with the liquid smoke. 

Grill until bottom side is done. Takes about 2 more minutes. 

If you are making cheeseburgers add the cheese to the second side when the bottom side is about halfway done.

Or, add your cheese when you stack your burger, if you prefer.

Some folks like their cheese added after the burger is are taken from the pan because it has more of a cheesy taste than when it is melted.

Others say melting cheese enhances the cheese flavor.

Do whatever you like best.

While your hamburger is grilling, butter the soft insides of your buns and toast on the griddle or in another pan.

You can toast it under a broiler, but you won't get a uniform crunchy toast like you do if you toast it flat in a pan.

Toast the top side of buns that the sesame seeds are on, if preferred.

Now stack your burger the way you like it, adding condiments or your choice.

A few suggestions are listed below. 

Be sure to add my Homemade Chili (link in above recipe) and enjoy your Best Hamburger
Recipe, ever.

Suggested Condiments for Hamburgers

Here is an extensive (not complete) list of condiments and additions to customize your special burger.

Many of these you probably already use.

However, we hope this will give you some additional ideas to enhance your dining pleasure.

avocado slices

bacon slices or bits

cheese slices, various types

egg, fried or cheese omelet

french onion dip

homemade chili


lettuce or other salad greens


mustard, various types

onions, raw, caramelized

french fried onion rings

pickles, sweet or dill

pineapple slices, grilled

sauce (1/2 tablespoon mayo plus
1/2 T. ketchup)

Mixed together makes a great, delicious sauce  not unlike some fast food restaurants serve on their burgers.

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coleslaw recipe

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