Juicy homemade hamburgers are always a crowd pleaser. A simple recipe with a flavorful seasoning mix makes the best burgers every time!

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We have now entered grilling season and whether you’re firing up the outdoor grill or using an indoor grill like we did, there is one food that’s always a crowd pleaser and that’s grilled homemade hamburgers! Juicy burgers made with a simple seasoning mix, topped with cheese and crisp veggies are always my go-to at BBQs and cookouts! We recently got a new indoor grill at the Budget Bytes test kitchen and this simple and easy hamburger recipe was the first thing on our menu. So gather your friends and break out the ice cold drinks and let’s grill some burgers!


What You Need for Homemade Burgers

A great hamburger recipe only needs a few simple ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Ground Beef – You’ll want to choose beef that has a decent amount of fat in it to keep the burgers juicy. I like to use an 80/20 ground beef chuck which is 80% meat and 20% fat. Avoid using super lean ground beef.
  • Seasoning – We used our Homemade Burger Seasoning to season these burgers. Our simple burger seasoning mix includes paprika (smoked and sweet), onion powder, garlic powder, freshly cracked pepper, salt, and just a tiny pinch of cayenne. You can also try our Homemade Cajun Seasoning or a seasoning salt blend, like Lawry’s.
  • Buns – Of course you’ll need a good burger bun to go with these juicy burgers. Potato buns, brioche buns, sesame buns, or classic white buns are all great choices.
  • Comeback Sauce – Adding a sauce is totally optional, but I couldn’t resist adding a thin layer of our popular comeback sauce!

Topping Suggestions

You can always choose your favorite toppings and customize your hamburgers however you like. I love cheeseburgers so I added a slice of cheddar cheese, but of course American cheese is a classic! I also added lettuce, tomato, thinly sliced red onion and pickles. Here are some more great options:

Tips For Making The Best Hamburgers!

  1. When making hamburgers you want to avoid overworking the meat, which can make your burger dense and tough. So gently shape your burgers then season them with your favorite burger seasoning.
  2. Make sure to season your burgers right before you’re ready to cook them. Salt changes the proteins in ground beef very quickly and can make the hamburgers tough, dry, and rubbery. So wait until right before you’re ready to put the burgers on the grill before adding your seasoning mix.
  3. To ensure your burgers are cooked evenly, use a meat thermometer to check for doneness. The internal temperature of a cooked burger should be 160°F.

What To Serve With Homemade Hamburgers

Enjoy these burgers with your favorite potato chips or our Air Fryer French Fries. They also taste great with Oven Baked Steak Fries or a simple Pasta Salad on the side!



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