TOROS Classic Hamburger Recipe

by Toros Cookware on April 17, 2019

I’m very picky when it comes to my burgers. If they’re not tender, juicy and flavorful, they’re just not worth it. If you’re looking for a juicy, delicious, straight-up hamburger recipe, you can’t go wrong with this one. They are hands down the best burgers I have ever cooked.

For the best burger, go to your butcher’s and ask them to mince 1 pound of chuck steak for you – this cut has a really good balance of fat and flavorsome meat (80/20).

Yields: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 15 Min
Cooking Time: 15 Min


  • 1 pound 80/20 lean chuck
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 1/4 cup fine dried bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
  • 1 or 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • About 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • About 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns (4 in. wide), split
  • About 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • About 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 4 iceberg lettuce leaves, rinsed and crisped
  • 1 firm-ripe tomato, cored and thinly sliced
  • 4 thin slices red onion


  1. Preheat the grill to high heat.
  2. In a large bowl, mix ground beef, egg, onion, bread crumbs, Worcestershire, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper until well blended. Divide mixture into four equal portions and shape each into a patty about 4 inches wide.
  3. To make your hamburger the perfect shape, we highly recommend using a hamburger press (they are definitely worth the investment). We love that they give you a perfectly even and consistently-shaped burger every time..
  4. Lay burgers on your oiled barbecue grill over a solid bed of hot coals or over high heat on your gas grill (it’s hot when you can’t hold your hand at grill level more than 2-3 seconds);
  5. Grill on each side for 2-3 minutes for medium rare, 3-4 for medium (how I like it) and 5-6 for well done. Notes: If you want absolute bacteria safety, you need to cook your burgers to 160° F. This recipe will keep them moist.
  6. Lay buns, cut side down, on grill and cook until lightly toasted, 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  7. Spread mayonnaise and ketchup on bun bottoms. Add lettuce, tomato, burger, onion, and salt and pepper to taste. Set bun tops in place.
  8. Enjoy.


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