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The Best Burger Recipe

Cooked hamburger on an open faced bun, garnished with lettuce and two red onions rings. All sitting on a white serving plate with a side of potato chips. Text overlay The Best Burger Recipe.

My kids think this simple patty is the best burger recipe in the world – award winning and better than Food Network! Juicy on the grill or on a skillet.


  • 1 lb 80/20 or 85/15 ground beef, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup of homemade dry onion soup mix
  • 1 tsp olive oil, liquid smoke or Worcestershire sauce (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp butter (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef and dry seasoning. Add optional ingredients, if using, and mix together with your hands until well combined.
  2. Note: You can use a stand mixer to mix the ingredients, but take care to not over mix. This will result in a tough and chewy burger.
  3. Divide the ground beef into either 3 or 4 equal pieces and form each piece into a patty.
  4. Preheat your grill or cast iron skillet to medium heat.
  5. Place each patty on the grill or skillet and let it cook undisturbed for 4 minutes. Carefully flip just once and let the burger cook on the other side for another 3-5 minutes, or until the burger has reached desired doneness.
  6. Remove to a plate and allow to sit undisturbed for 5 minutes. This lets the juices redistribute among the burger.