How to Grill The Best Hamburgers

How to Grill The Best Hamburgers


The best tasting Hamburgers undoubtedly come from your BBQ Grill. Follow these directions to make great tasting barbecue hamburgers every time.

Directions for How to Grill The Best Hamburgers 6 BBQ patties:

  • In a large bowl, thoroughly blend your ingredients, dry mix, seasoning, salt and pepper together with ground Top Sirloin.
  • Form into 6 or more hamburger patties and place in container. Cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • For Hamburger Buns brush lightly with olive oil or butter. Buns will be toasted later on the grill.
  • Preheat grill for high heat.
  • Oil the grill grate to reduce sticking of burgers.
  • Grill patties 5 minutes per side, or until they reach desired doneness.
  • While grilling burgers, grill Mushrooms or bacon until done.
  • Once mushrooms or burgers become done remove and replace with buns.
  • Once grill marks and golden appearance is complete on buns remove from grill.

Lay buns out coating with mayonnaise or mustard and ketchup or other fine spread. Add tomatoes, lettuce, mushrooms, cheese, bacon or other assortments.


This is one of the easiest and quickest hamburger recipes we know. The patties are formed and combined with bacon and or mushrooms and all the condiments lettuce, tomatoes, onions and your own brand of secret recipe sauce which might be just ketchup, mayonnaise and relish.  

Last week we made burgers and with those special Brioche buns and the taste was amazing.  I like having our own shredded cheese so we go to specialty food shops to find just the right amount of cheese.  We get two types of course the sharp Cheddar and I like a French style cheese called Comte.  I love the sour unique flavor of the Comte when combined with meats like hamburgers.  

For my parent we toasted some sesame seed buns and added a little butter first to get that golden brown flavor.  The hamburger was grilled to perfection and the mushrooms were sauteed along with grilled onions and a big ripe tomato.  I remember when I was working as a kid on a ranch my Dad would always stop at the corner market miles out in the farm land and would buy their daily hamburger special.  The burgers always featured this big red onion on top with melted cheddar cheese.  This was truly one of the best burgers we've ever had.  Now that store wasn't the most hygenic but the food was really good.  

For those of you who like it hot you can grill jalapenos or habaneros and add them to your burger.  Some of my friends like grinding the meat together with habanerno.  They have to be careful not to scratch their faces or rub their noses with their fingers afterward the process.  They swear that the cooked burgers are the best they've ever had.  

Hopefully these burgers will bring home some of your favorite memories as you share these with friends and family.

Here's a quick cooking chart for BBQ Hamburgers and more.

We suggest using ground sirloin which is simply sirloin beef cuts ground to make burgers. The chart can be used as if the burgers are steaks.


We're adding in our very favorite Homemade Santa Barbara Onion Hamburgers are perfect for summer or anytime.


  • 1-1/2 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 tsp Table Salt
  • 1-1/2 C Chopped Onion
  • 2 T Butter Standard Salted
  • 2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 6 Hamburger Buns

Saute onions in melted butter. After onions are done combine with ground beef, salt and pepper, mustard and Jake's Southwestern Hickory Barbecue Rub. Press together to form 6 nicely shaped patties. 

Place patties on the grill and brown for 8 to 10 minutes per side until they reach your desired doneness.

Let burgers rest 2 minutes.

Serve on open faced hamburger buns. Add Jake's Ball Park Ketchup or Jake's Southern Style Original Mild Barbecue Sauce to complete the dish.

Bonus #2 

Hickory Smoked Hamburger Recipe


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke flavoring
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Jake's Famous California Chicken Rub Seasoning (formerly) seasoned salt to taste


Preheat a grill for high heat.

In a medium bowl, lightly mix together the ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke and garlic powder. Form into 3 patties, handling the meat minimally. Brush both sides of each patty with some oil, and season with Jake's Famous California Chicken Rub.

Place the patties on the wood smoker grill grate, and cook for about 5 minutes per side, until the meat reaches and internal temperature of 170 degrees or are well done.

Serve and Enjoy.

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Beef Steaks Gourmet USDA
Rare 125-130°F 140°F
Medium-Rare 130-140°F 150°F
Medium 140-150°F 160°F
Medium Well 155-165°F 170°F
Well Done N/A  

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 21 September, 2017.