This is the Best Hamburger and Famous Secret Sauce recipe, you will always end up with a juicy, flavorful burger. I don’t think that there is anything better than a perfectly grilled hamburger.
How to make The BEST Hamburgers with Secret Sauce:
When it comes to making a juicy burger, the secret is in the fat percentage of the ground beef.
For most recipes on this website, we use a super lean ground beef – it helps cut back on calories and is overall a little more healthy. However, for juicy hamburgers, you will want to do just the opposite and pick a ground beef that has a higher fat percentage.
You may have noticed at the store that ground beef will have 2 percentages on the packaging – the first percentage is lean and the second percentage is fat.
Juicy, flavorful burgers will always come from beef with a higher percentage of fat (more fat also means more flavor in your burger!). We recommend using a 80/20 beef for a happy balance between a juicy and not overly greasy hamburger.
Many chefs will even say to go with a 70/30, but we find that sometimes that can be a little too greasy for our tastes.
If you go higher than an 80/20 beef (such as an 85/15), keep in mind that the beef will dry out faster when cooking – so keep an eye on it while it cooks.