The Perfect Basic Burger

The Perfect Basic Burger


"Nothing beats a simple hamburger on a warm summer evening! Ground beef is blended with an easy to prepare bread crumb mixture. Pile these burgers with your favorite condiments, pop open a cool drink and enjoy!"


35 m servings 318 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 318 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 17.8 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 10g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 27.5 g
  • 55%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 125 mg
  • 42%
  • Sodium:
  • 475 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, salt and pepper. Place ground beef and bread crumbs into the mixture. With hands or a fork, mix until well blended. Form into 4 patties approximately 3/4 inch thick.
  3. Place patties on the prepared grill. Cover and cook 6 to 8 minutes per side, or to desired doneness.
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  1. 111 Ratings


I was somewhat hesitant to try this recipe after seeing that it had only 3.5 stars (I know, 3.5 - I don't like wasting food). However, I tried it, as I wanted a plain burger that I could top wit...

This is exactly as stated "a perfect basic burger". It's simple and if you look at the ingredients the flavor will come from the beef you use, so use a good grade of beef. It also holds the bu...

This is a BASIC recipe, very few ingredients so what would you expect? A lot of the taste will come from the ground beef you are using, low grade ground beef will yield a pretty much bland tasti...

This is just that the perfect basic burger, nothing fancy and really a rather plain taste. However, if you are planning on dressing it up with toppings it is the way to go as your hamburger pat...

Simple, traditional, and good for the masses because it's versatile. I served them at a casual cook-out of family and friends. If you are looking for a non-traditional, gourmet burger then this...

It was the description that made me want to make these! Since the weather was so nice - I decided to barbecue. A simple recipe but I added some fresh spinach leaves and cheese which dressed it u...

Tasteless. Just add your favorite seasonings to the meat and a little liquid smoke for the perfect burger.

Easy, quick, and tastes great!

Delicious all the others who say bland tasteless they are wrong this burger is wonderful especially if you add cheese.I LOVE THIS BURGER