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Best Barbecue Hamburger Recipes for the Grill

Homemade Juicy Beef Burger Recipes

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These are our best barbecue hamburger recipes for the grill including tasty gourmet bbq burgers, juicy homemade hamburger patties, stuffed blue cheese burgers, black bean burgers, island style, even a pizza burger recipe. If you're looking for great tasting alternatives to beef burger recipes, we've got those too, just click here!

Best Hamburger Recipes

Homemade Hamburger Patties Recipe

Simple recipes to make the best back yard burgers ever!

Great All American Burger

Flavorful and juicy. The perfect base for any bbq American beef burger recipe.

Barbecue Black Bean Hamburgers

Jalapenos and a cajun rub heat things up while the black beans add flavor and creaminess.

Homemade Greek Burgers

Pita pockets instead of buns, Greek yogurt and cucumber sauces instead of mayo, and delicious Greek herbs and seasoning to take your bbq burgers from ordinary to extraordinary.

Blue Cheese Barbecue Hamburger Recipe

Only serious blue cheese lovers allowed.

Gourmet BBQ Stuffed Hamburgers

Spicy stuffed burgers with bacon, pepper jack cheese, and garlic, and stuffed hamburger with horseradish, apple, and cheese.

Garlic Barbecue Burgers

Quick, easy, and full of flavor.

Grilled Pizza Burger Recipe

Combines your favorite flavors to create a hamburger pizza on a bun.

Island Hamburger Recipe

The flavors of this burger will have you feeling like your in the tropics.

How to Grill Hamburgers

1. Leaner is not necessarily better. For the perfect hamburger recipe you want to choose ground beef that has at least 15% fat (85% lean) because fat content is key to creating juicy hamburgers.

2. Use a light touch when forming your patties to keep as much moisture inside the meat as possible.

3. Don't press your patties. Avoid pressing your hamburger patties during the grilling process because you will lose moisture and flavor.

Grilling Tip:
Mixing your ground beef with water, oil, egg, or fillers like black beans or bread crumbs helps the patties keep their flat-disc shape, preventing them from turning into meat balls while on the grill. A small amount of filler will not detract from the flavor.

4. Keep you hamburger patties chilled in the refrigerator until it's time to grill. Cold patties help to keep the center from overcooking which ensures juiciness.

5. Lightly cut criss-cross marks into one side of your beef patties. This will also help them keep their flat-disc shape while on the grill.

6. No soggy buns. Lightly toast the cut-side of your burger buns to prevent everything from soaking into them. It's easy, just throw 'em on the grill, cut-side down, the last minute of grilling.

You can also use a thin layer of mayonnaise on each bun-half. It will act as a barrier to moisture and prevent the buns from becoming soggy.

Another rule of thumb to avoid soggy burger buns is to keep them separate from your hamburgers until just before eating. 7. Always clean and oil your grill grate.

Proper Temperature for Grilling Burgers

Gas: Direct heat, medium-high
(425 - 450 degrees F)

Charcoal: Direct heat, light ash, grate should be on lowest setting

Wood: Direct heat, light ash, 3 - 4 inches deep, grate should be 2 inches above the fire

Cooking Time for Hamburgers

For perfection every time, follow these cooking times for all your hamburger recipes:

1. Keep the grill covered.

2. Total cooking time should be 8 - 10 minutes. Flip your hamburger just once halfway through.

3. Use the press test to see if your burger is done. Press on it with the edge of your spatula or tongs. It will depress easily if it's rare, offer some resistance if it's medium, or be firm if it's well done.

While we recommend the press test to preserve juices you can use a meat thermometer inserted into the center of the thickest part of your hamburger to test for doneness:
Rare 125 degrees F
Medium 140 degrees F
Well 160 degrees F

Grilling Tip:
Let your perfect grilled burger rest
2 - 3 minutes before serving to allow its juices to settle into the meat.

Perfect Grilled Burgers

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