As we move into grilling season, everyone needs an awesome burger recipe in their back pocket. And this one is it. Ground chuck (I really recommend 85% lean, although I understand if you want to go a bit leaner) is perfectly seasoned to make THE BEST grilled hamburgers!
I actually discovered this recipe years and years ago, before I even had kids, in Family Fun magazine (I’m not even sure it exists anymore!) The guy who came up with the recipe was named Sam and christened them Samburgers, which is what we’ve always called them, but I’ve stopped telling people we’re having Samburgers for dinner because…well…they start looking at you kind of weird and I can’t go back to jail.
This classic burger recipe will become a staple in your summer grilling rotation!
3 tablespoons A1 Sauce (or favorite steak sauce)
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
½ teaspoon Kosher salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
2 cloves minced garlic
¾ teaspoon dry oregano
1 tablespoon dehydrated onion
Gently combine ingredients, handling as little as possible. Shape meat into the desired number of patties (4-6, depending on how large you make them.) Use your thumb to make an indentation in the top of each burger–this will keep the burgers from seizing up and becoming round while cooking.
Grill for about 7 minutes on each side over medium heat (or until they’re as non-pink as you want them.)
These can be made in advance and frozen between sheets of parchment paper or refrigerated for 1-2 days. If cooking from frozen, add a few minutes of cooking time on each side or thaw before cooking.