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The Best Hamburger Ever

best hamburger recipe everI 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 a 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.

best hamburger recipe ever1 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 everSaute 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 everMix 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

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

best hamburger recipe everSet 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 everI think that I want to blow this picture up and just stare at it all day. Or lick it. Whichever.

best hamburger recipe everGrill your burger to the temperature that you like. Toast the buns and assemble as you wish.

best hamburger ever

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

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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

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.

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  1. Mushrooms Canada

    March 30th, 2011 at 5:30 am

    Oh total burger heaven… what a great burger station! My favourite burger topping would have to be sauteed mushrooms topped with swiss cheese… mmm melty!
    – Brittany

  2. bakedbree

    April 2nd, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    yum. Mushroom and Swiss would be divine as well.

  3. Becks

    March 30th, 2011 at 5:51 am

    I was drooling, I mean scrolling down the page at this deliciousness. I stopped at the Bacon photo before I read the text and thought …”I want to lick my computer screen now.” Then I read your text and got a good laugh. Then I also got that funny look from my toddler, the one where she looks at me like I’m crazy. One day she’ll understand. One day. Till then, I don’t have to share my bacon!

  4. bakedbree

    April 2nd, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    lol! Screen licking is totally acceptable.

  5. Desi

    March 30th, 2011 at 7:30 am

    This DOES look like the best hamburger ever! So thick and juicy looking! And that bacon… OMG! All of your photos always look amazing, so colorful and bright and crisp! I am amazed by your photography, and your recipes of course πŸ™‚

  6. bakedbree

    April 2nd, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    that bacon is crazy. It is amazing.

  7. Jenn

    March 30th, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Oh, I’m pretty sure your burger heaven and mine align well. Those are all ingredients I love, right down to the fries.

    Good for you for being aware of portion sizes. There are many blogs I’ve stopped following because they’re unreasonable about fat & calories, saying “you deserve it” and “it’s just a little butter”. Which is as nice as saying “you deserve a coronary bypass”. Fat has its place, for sure, but so do veggies and correctly sized portions. Kudos!

  8. bakedbree

    April 2nd, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Thank you Jenn, portion size is important.

  9. Kelley {mountain mama cooks}

    March 30th, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Mmmmm, burgers. As always, your pictures make me drool. If there is a hamburger heaven, it’s where I’d like to retire.

  10. bakedbree

    April 2nd, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    me too! love a good burger.

  11. Karen Cendro

    March 30th, 2011 at 9:50 am

    I’m making them tonight! The boys will love them after baseball practice. I may just grind my own meat too! Thanks for helping decide on dinner tonight!

  12. bakedbree

    April 2nd, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    How fancy are you?

  13. marie

    March 30th, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    I too almost licked my screen…but decided that was wrong! Yum!!

  14. bakedbree

    April 2nd, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    just make sure no one is watching!

  15. Christina

    March 30th, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Drool worthy post…I love, love, love burgers!!!

  16. bakedbree

    April 2nd, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    thank you Christina!

  17. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen

    March 30th, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    This looks like a fantastic burger! We grow our own grass fed beef and ours is pretty lean as well. I love it and I have become quite spoiled! That bacon must be like the icing on the cake so to speak!

  18. bakedbree

    April 2nd, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    I am so jealous. Can I come over?

  19. Michelle

    March 30th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    yum! looks amazing, I LOVE burgers. Currently I’m on a turkey burger kick and they are best topped with provolone cheese, sauteed mushrooms and onions and a tiny bit of either ranch or dijon mustard.

  20. bakedbree

    April 2nd, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    yum.

  21. Barbara

    March 31st, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Nice to be introduced to your blog! We love burgers at my house too. The bacon and onions do it for me…sometimes mushrooms!

  22. bakedbree

    April 2nd, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Welcome! Mushrooms would be great on this burger too.

  23. Kathleen

    March 31st, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    I’ve been on a turkey burger kick recently as well (trying to keep up that new years resolution about being healthy!) I tried mixing the turkey meat with a ranch seasoning packet along with minced onions and garlic before cooking. They turned out great (although they did not look at delicious as these burgers here with irish cheddar and bacon) πŸ™‚

  24. bakedbree

    April 2nd, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    that sounds really good. I might have to try that!

  25. MsNJohnson

    April 1st, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    I can’t wait to try this recipe! They look delicious!!!

  26. bakedbree

    April 2nd, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    it really is!

  27. brandon ford

    April 5th, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    The hamburger looks delicious. I’ll definitely be making theses soon. Thank you for taking the time out to come and speak to our class today. It was very informative. Love your page! Keep up the good work.

  28. bakedbree

    April 5th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    It was nice meeting you Brandon! I hope that your blog turns out well.

  29. Steph

    April 7th, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Completely drool-worthy( did I spell completely right{it looks odd}) anyways, i wish very much that I could make this burger, alas, no, I live in Australia. Hmmmmm, future planning is happening, I will master this bruger, someday.

  30. bakedbree

    April 7th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    I hope that this burger is in your future soon.

  31. Emily B

    April 9th, 2011 at 4:01 am

    SO funny that you have Burgers’ Smokehouse bacon…my boyfriend’s grandparents (we all live in Oregon) make a yearly pilgrimage to Missouri (and other stops along the way), and bring back literally dozens of pounds of bacon. Last year, we were lucky to score 3 pounds…and it is well worth their trip. YUM!

  32. bakedbree

    April 10th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    OMG! I would love to take a road trip to Burgers! That bacon is amazing.

  33. Tara Hart

    April 17th, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Thanks for the great post, Bree! I don’t blame you one bit for hoarding your Bacon Steak Cuts. Curious – how did you cook the bacon?
    I’ll let you know the next time we have a new product and send to you for review – or hoarding, depending on what it is! πŸ˜‰
    – Tara (on behalf of Burgers’ Smokehouse)

  34. bakedbree

    April 18th, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    you are welcome Tara! I actually microwaved it. I really like microwaved bacon for some reason.

  35. Ryan

    June 18th, 2011 at 6:52 am

    I LOVE burgers, or basically anything you can put on a grill. I load my burgers with everything under the sun. But one of my favorites is mixing in Sun-dried Tomatoe Feta. Its like these amazing burst of creamy deliscious cheese in every bite.

    My other favorite in burgers, and every meat really, is Sandhill Ben’s Seasoning. It is a seasoning blend created by my great uncle in the middle of Nebraska that has made quite a name for itself. https://www.sandhillbens.com/

  36. bakedbree

    June 20th, 2011 at 7:48 am

    Sounds great Ryan! Will have to get some of that seasoning. Thanks for telling me about it.

  37. Paula at Dishing The Divine

    June 29th, 2011 at 7:26 am

    I just had a burger for the first time the other day that had caramelized onions on top. DEEEEELISH! I did not even need to use ketchup, which is saying *a lot.* πŸ™‚

  38. bakedbree

    June 29th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    So good! Love them on anything.

  39. Fer

    December 3rd, 2012 at 3:18 pm

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

  40. bakedbree

    December 3rd, 2012 at 6:02 pm

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

  41. Scream

    February 26th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    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”. πŸ™‚

  42. bakedbree

    February 27th, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Who knew?

  43. BurgerBro

    October 4th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    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’!

  44. Sean

    January 30th, 2015 at 12:26 pm

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

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