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The Best Hamburger (and Famous Secret Sauce) Recipe

Juicy beef, melty cheese, toasted buns, and Famous Secret Sauce take this burger over the top.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best burger, best hamburger, grilled dinner, hamburger
Servings: 5
Calories: 421kcal


  • Large Bowl
  • Grill
  • Medium Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk


  • 1 pound ground beef (I used 80/20 - fattier meat means a juicier burger!)
  • ½ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • ¼ cup BBQ Sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon seasoned salt
  • pepper, to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder

Secret Sauce

  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup pickle relish
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 5 Hamburger Buns (we like sesame seed buns)


  • In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, shredded cheese, bbq sauce, and seasonings. Don't add too much bbq sauce or the patties will have a hard time taking shape. Shape patties that are about 1 inch thick (about 5 patties). (You can also freeze the patties after shaping them for about 1 hour to help them hold their shape.)
  • Turn grill up to high and let it get hot.
  • 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 does not burn. Then flip the burger over and cook until done.
  • For the sauce, combine all sauce ingredients and whisk until well mixed. Taste and adjust ingredients to your liking.
  • Assemble the burgers and serve with the special sauce and other hamburger toppings of choice.


  • Keep your hamburger meat cold, that will help the patties stay together.


Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 1158mg | Potassium: 524mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 4mg