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The Best Hamburger Ever – My version of the best hamburger – high-quality beef, thick-cut bacon cooked crisp, aged cheddar, and a brioche bun.

best hamburger recipe ever

I think that hamburgers are a very personal thing. People are very opinionated about what makes the best hamburger ever. I am new to the burger, I never really liked them until I married my husband. I just never got it. I don’t like to get messy when I am eating. I can be no fun sometimes. Okay, a lot of the time.

But, now I love them. And I am very picky about them. The hamburgers that I love to eat are made with the best ingredients available. Just like this one. I seriously dreamt about this burger for days after I ate it.

So what makes this burger so special?

First, you need to start with the best beef you can get your hands on. I chose a grass-fed sirloin that was relatively lean. I know that I will need to add some moisture to make sure that it stays juicy, but I like to use leaner beef.

Next up is the bacon. I have a confession to make. The kind and generous people at Burger’s Smokehouse sent me some bacon to sample (seriously, this is the best gig ever, people send you thick-cut bacon!) and it was so gorgeous that I hoarded it.

I was waiting for the perfect recipe to use it in. It is embarrassing how I obsessed about what was worthy of using this bacon for, it is that beautiful. I finally decided that I was going to use it in its simplest form. Just cooked crispy and on a burger.

Then I used a Kilaree Irish Cheddar, sauteed red onions, organic lettuce, and organic tomatoes. Do not forget about the bun. The bun is just as important as the rest of the ingredients, it is the delivery vehicle for perfection.

Just a quick note, I like my burgers on the small side. These are in between a slider and a regular-sized burger. We had just gone to a talk about childhood nutrition and I am now obsessed with portion size.

The Best Hamburger Ever Ingredients //

  • 1 pound grass-fed sirloin
  • Heinz 57 Sauce
  • Montreal Steak seasoning
  • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • thick-cut bacon
  • Irish Cheddar
  • organic lettuce
  • organic tomatoes
  • buns
best hamburger recipe ever

How to Make // The Steps

Step 1: Saute the thinly sliced red onions in a saute pan over medium heat until soft. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside. Cook the bacon however you like to cook it. I like to microwave mine.

best hamburger recipe ever

Step 2: Mix together the ground sirloin, about 1/4 cup 57 Sauce, and about a Tablespoon of Montreal Steak seasoning. I add the 57 Sauce to add moisture to the sirloin. It does not have a lot of fat, so it needs some help to keep the burgers juicy.

best hamburger recipe ever

Step 3: Form the sirloin into patties and keep in the fridge until you are ready to use.

best hamburger recipe ever

Step 4: Set up your burger station. Have everything ready to go before you put the burgers on the grill. I let everyone top their own burgers.

best hamburger recipe ever

Step 5: I think that I want to blow this picture up and just stare at it all day. Or lick it. Whichever.

best hamburger recipe ever

Step 6: Grill your burger to the temperature that you like. Toast the buns and assemble as you wish.

best hamburger recipe ever

Welcome to hamburger heaven. What do you like on your hamburger?

best hamburger ever
best hamburger ever

The Best Hamburger Ever

Yield: makes 4

The Best Hamburger Ever - Everyone has their own version of the best burger, and this is mine.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound grass fed sirloin
  • Heinz 57 Sauce
  • Montreal Steak seasoning
  • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • thick cut bacon
  • Irish Cheddar
  • organic lettuce
  • organic tomatoes
  • buns

Instructions

  1. Saute the thinly sliced red onions in a saute pan over medium heat until soft. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside. Cook the bacon however you like to cook it. I like to microwave mine.
  2. Mix together the ground sirloin, about 1/4 cup 57 Sauce, and about a Tablespoon of Montreal Steak seasoning. I add the 57 Sauce to add moisture to the sirloin. It does not have a lot of fat, so it needs some help to keep the burgers juicy.
  3. Form the sirloin into patties and keep in the fridge until you are ready to use.
  4. Set up your burger station. Have everything ready to go before you put the burgers on the grill. I let everyone top their own burgers.
  5. I think that I want to blow this picture up and just stare at it all day. Or lick it. Whichever.
  6. Grill your burger to the temperature that you like. Toast the buns and assemble as you wish.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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Chef boy r c

Saturday 24th of September 2022

You don't use sirloin and "add" moisture. You start with approximately an 80/20 blend of beef, sirloin by itself is way too lean. I didn't read anything past that idiot mistake.

Sean

Friday 30th of January 2015

I'd recommend choosing a beef with 20% fat and skipping the sauce. Looks good though.

BurgerBro

Friday 4th of October 2013

Good ingredients = Good burgers (plus a little TLC from the chef!)

Also the thicker the bacon... the better! Who could argue against that?

Also what got me to click on your site... I saw baked bree.. imagine that on a burger. Now we're talkin'!

Scream

Tuesday 26th of February 2013

This looks marvelous. If you took off the bacon and substituted Muenster cheese for the Irish cheddar, you'd be making Jimmy Buffet's "Cheeseburger in Paradise"! Yes, folks, Jimmy said, "Muenster'd be nice", not "mustard'd be nice". :)

bakedbree

Wednesday 27th of February 2013

Who knew?

Fer

Monday 3rd of December 2012

Hi, i used To add an egg To the mixture of hamburgers, is there Any need to use it?

bakedbree

Monday 3rd of December 2012

I don't think so, I get it for meatballs and meatloaf, but not a hamburger.

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