Monday, August 3, 2009

best basic burger

As you may have noticed, we don't eat much meat. But sometimes I just crave a burger! I really enjoy veggie burgers, but at times I just want a juicy, delicious, grilled beef burger.

My mom always made the most flavorful hamburgers. This is an adaptation of her burgers. You can change up the herbs, add spices, different toppings, all sorts of variety. But this is my basic burger recipe, and it works every time!

You'll need:

1 lb ground chuck (we usually use 100% grass fed beef, but that's just a preference)
1/4 cup seasoned italian breadcrumbs
1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs (I like parsley, but I've tried all different kinds)
1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 egg
1 teaspoon garlic powder
3 generous pinches of kosher salt
fresh cracked pepper
a dash or 2 of hot sauce (optional)

Mix all ingredients until completely combined. Split the mixture into 4 even portions, and form into round patties.

Grill burgers, top with cheese. Serve on a toasted bun with your favorite toppings (on my favorite basic burger I like lettuce, tomato, pickle, mustard, and mayo!). ENJOY!


  1. Where do you find the grass-fed beef? I've looked for that at Whole Foods and haven't found any. I know what you mean about a good burger...there's nothing like it ;) Yours looks especially tasty. Where are you at in Northern Ohio? I'm originally from Elyria, but I live in KY now.

  2. hey Kim! Small world, I grew up in North Ridgeville! We now live in Akron, found the grass-fed beef at a small store here called Seven Grains. I would think that Whole Foods would carry may want to look for local farmers? I've found some exceptional beef and chicken at local farms.