The Best Hamburger Recipe (and amazing secret sauce)

My husband likes to think of himself as a grilling expert (to be honest- I have never grilled anything in my entire life! He is the grill-er in our family).

Before I married him, I really didn’t eat that much meat. In fact, I really didn’t like much else besides chicken . . . until he introduced me to all the wonderful foods that can be made on a grill.
I never really liked steak until he cooked me the perfect one- cooked rare. Oh. My. Goodness. It was divine! He teases me that I am more of a man than he is because I like my steak cooked so rare. Ha ha! (Don’t worry- I now order my steaks medium rare so I don’t gross out the people around me)
Anyway, “The Master of the Grill” is always looking for the next best thing and I think that we have found it with this hamburger recipe. The burgers were moist, flavorful, and delicious. They will definitely be a repeat for us this summer!
P.S. The secret sauce is like icing on the cake!! You have to try it!

The Best Hamburger Recipe (and secret sauce)
1 lb ground beef (I used 85/15- you want a fattier meat to make a juicier burger!)
sesame seed buns
1/2 cup Monterrey jack cheese, grated
1/4 cup BBQ sauce
seasoned salt to taste
cracked black pepper
onion powder

Secret Sauce:
3/4 cup of mayo
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup relish
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
seasoned salt


  1. Combine the ground beef, grated cheese, bbq sauce, and seasonings. Shape patties that are about 1 inch thick. With the 1 pound of ground beef I made 5 large patties.
  2. Turn grill up to high and let it get hot.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-high and place the burgers on the grill. Allow this side of the patty to cook for about 4-6 minutes, but make sure it doesn’t burn. Then flip the burger over and cook until done.
  4. For the sauce: Combine all ingredients and whisk until well mixed. Taste and adjust ingredients to your liking.
  5. Assemble the burgers and serve with the special sauce, avocado, lettuce, tomato, cheese, pickles and your other favorite hamburger toppings!

Recipe adapted from Little Miss Momma 

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  1. says

    This sauce is very similar to the Survival Sauce I make (to help us deal with not having In-N-Out Burger in Georgia) — I’ll have to try the Worcestershire sauce! And we’ve learned from Five Guys Burgers & Fries to shake some McCormick Cajun seasoning on our fries!

  2. says

    Trying this recipe right now…burgers are about to go on the grill! Can’t wait to try them!! Just wondering, though, do you have a favorite brand of seasoning salt you use? Thanks so much for the recipe!

  3. Lorina says

    I am making these right now. I tasted a small piece of the cooked beef, and it is delicious! However, the patties seem to be falling apart on my grill. Did anybody else have this problem? Any suggested remedies? Thanks so much!

    • Trish says

      I had the same problem … they totally fell apart and 1/2 of them went down into the coals. :-( I finished what was left up in a frying pan, but it was more like a sloppy joe than a burger. I froze what was left of the meat mixture, but when I make them again, I think I will need to break some saltines up in it to bind it.

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