This burger is basic but so delicious! Use this recipe for when you want a basic burger, or dress it up anyway you want.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: 30 minutes or less, bacon, basic recipe, beef, burger, freezer food, gluten-free, grill, make ahead, onion, pickle, sandwich, weeknight
1lbground beef80-20 or 85-15 is best
1Tworcestershirefor gluten-free burgers, use a GF version of worcestershire
8slicescooked and crumbled bacon
1/4cbreadcrumbsfor GF burgers use GF breadcrumbs
salt and pepperto taste
4hamburger bunswe love brioche buns
Place wax or parchment paper on a baking sheet. Set aside. Preheat grill to medium high.
In a large bowl, mix together ground beef, worcestershire, crumbled bacon, breadcrumbs, garlic powder, cumin, and salt and pepper.Using your hands (food grade plastic gloves work well to help keep your hands clean) mix all ingredients together.
Divide ground beef into 4 equal sized portions and shape into patties. Place patties on the baking sheet.
Once the grill is hot, place the patties on the grill and cook about 3 to 5 minutes on each side depending on preferred degree of doneness (5 minutes on each side should give you a well-done burger).In the last 2 or 3 minutes of cooking, add your cheese slices if desired to melt them on top of the burger patties.
While burgers are grilling, butter the hamburger buns. Once burger patties are done, remove from grill to a clean plate and set aside. Place buns on the grill for about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove to a clean plate and set aside.
While burgers are resting (about 10 minutes total) slice up and/or prepare toppings like tomato, onion, avocado, pickles, condiments etc. Once burger patties have rested at least 10 minutes build your burger with your toppings of choice and enjoy!
NOTE: To make ahead - make the burger patties ahead of time (up to the morning of) and store in a covered container separated by wax/parchment paper in the fridge.For the freezer - make the patties and place directly in your freezer on a baking sheet on top of wax/parchment paper for an hour to flash-freeze. Once patties are frozen solid, place in a ziploc bag and freeze for up to 2 months.To thaw - thaw the patties in the fridge overnight and grill following directions above.
NOTE: To make gluten free - use a GF version of worcestershire sauce and GF breadcrumbs. Serve burgers on a GF bun.