A truly easy hamburger recipe. Mix and form the patties in the morning, refrigerate, and when it’s time for dinner, cook on the stovetop for 10 minutes. Voila – dinner is ready!
This is a truly easy homemade hamburger recipe, and it produces reliably juicy hamburgers.
Hamburgers are part of my easy-weeknight-dinner repertoire. They are juicy, intensely flavorful, and so easy to make!
I mix and form the hamburger patties in the morning and refrigerate. When it’s time for dinner, I grill in the grill pan for ten minutes. Voila – dinner is done!
If you don’t have fresh parsley, don’t worry about it. It’s tasty, but not mandatory. You can use 1 teaspoon dried parsley instead, or just skip it.
In terms of the beef used in this easy hamburger recipe, of course you would ideally use fresh ground chuck from your butcher. BUT let’s be realistic – most of us just grab a vacuum packed block of ground beef when we cook at home.
So use that, but do use a 85/15 mix – don’t use leaner beef or your hamburgers will turn out dry and not as flavorful.
There’s some controversy on whether one should make a dimple in hamburgers prior to cooking. I do make a dimple, but it’s completely up to you.
I usually serve homemade hamburgers on cloud bread, although sometimes we just skip the bread and use a knife and a fork.
As for sides, these juicy homemade hamburgers are wonderful with baked sweet potato fries.
PS. Another ground beef recipe that’s even easier than this easy hamburger recipe is this very tasty ground beef casserole.
Easy Hamburger Recipe
- 1 lb. 85/15 ground beef not leaner
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped parsley
- Avocado oil spray for grill pan
- In a large bowl, use clean hands to mix together all the ingredients except the oil.
- Form four (4 oz) patties, each 4 inches in diameter and 1/2 inch thick.
- Preheat a grill pan on medium-high. Lightly spray with oil.
- With your thumb, make a slight depression in the center of each patty, to help the hamburgers cook evenly and maintain their shape.
- Cook the hamburgers 3-4 minutes per side for medium-rare, or 5 minutes for medium. Serve immediately.