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Best Ever Hamburgers

These are the Best Ever Hamburgers, and are a family favourite! They’re meaty, flavourful and so delicious grilled on the barbecue.

This is my go-to recipe for hamburgers. It’s an easy, reliable and delicious burger recipe that everyone loves.

a side view of a hamburger in a bun, dressed with fried onions, tomatoes, ketchup, mustard and melted cheese

This delicious burger is dressed with fried onions, fresh tomatoes and lettuce, melted cheese and ketchup and mustard. So good.

Enjoy hamburgers all year round!

Burgers are not only for summer, they’re delicious at any time of the year! We barbecue in every season, even winter…sometimes you have to do what you have to do for a burger haha!

Best Ever Burger Recipe Tips

  • Fillers: I like to add oats or bread crumbs (or even crushed crackers) to my burgers because they help to make the burgers a little more moist.
  • Grill Tip: Put the shaped patties into the fridge or freezer for about an hour prior to grilling to firm up the burgers and help them keep their shape during grilling.
  • Sizing:  Keep in mind that burgers will shrink in size when grilling, so make them a little bigger than you think you should. I like to make mine about 5 inches wide and 3/4 inch thick.
  • Freezing: You can freeze the raw patties. To do this I like to lay the raw burgers out on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Then when the burgers are frozen, remove them from the cookie sheet and store them in an air tight ziplock bag.

Burger Menu Ideas:

Make it a meal with these side dish options:


The Best Burger Recipe

These are the Best Ever Hamburgers, and are a family favourite!  They’re meaty, flavourful and so delicious grilled on the barbecue.

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Resting Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Yield: 68 burgers 1x
  • Category: Burger
  • Method: Barbecue


  • 2 lb of lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup oats (or bread crumbs, or crushed crackers)
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 12 tbsp brown sugar (optional)
  • salt & pepper


  1. Combine all of the above ingredients.
  2. Shape into patties. I usually make mine about 5 inches wide and 3/4 inch thick.
  3. These are best left to rest in the fridge for at least 1 hour before barbecuing.
  4. Grill on a medium to high heat grill, until the burger is well done, with no pink inside.
  5. Serve on a bun with all your favourite trimmings.
  6. Enjoy!

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  1. Hi Jo-Anna!

    I found you on The Girl Creative Blog Hop and I’m now your newest follower! What a fantastic blog you have and what a fantastic burger you have pictured 😉 My husband and I always love a good burger, thanks for posting the recipe! I am so excited to check out more of your blog and for future posts! Happy to be following you 🙂

    If you have the time, feel free to check out my blog! http://www.littlethingsbringsmiles.blogspot.com

    Thanks Jo-Anna!


  2. Hi Jo Anna,
    That burger needs to be right here for me to enjoy right now. It looks so delicious. It does look like the greatest burger ever. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  3. OH my gosh… Can I come for DINNER? LOVE your blog… and your comments! Found my way here via Funky Junk Interiors. I love yellow too, BUT my hubby doesn’t. So. None in our house. Instead, I’ll visit you via your blog, and enjoy YOUR YELLOW! thanks!