The Classic BBQ Beef Burger

Beef burgers have been around for centuries, and there are many different ways to make them.

The first beef burgers were likely made in the Middle East, where beef was popular meat. They were likely made by combining ground beef with spices and herbs, and then cooking them in a pan or on a BBQ.

The burger as we know it today began to be popularized in America in the early 1900s. In 1950, Louis Lassen of Louis’ Lunch in New Haven, Connecticut, is credited with inventing the hamburger. His version of the burger was made with ground beef, placed between two slices of bread, and then grilled.

Today, there are many different ways to make a burger. You can add all sorts of toppings, from cheese to bacon to BBQ sauce. You can also change up the type of meat you use, such as lamb, chicken, or turkey. And you can cook them in a pan, on a BBQ, or even in an oven.

No matter how you like your burgers, we’ve got a recipe for you.

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blackstone grill Classic BBQ Burger

BBQ Classic Burger

Take your time and make a delicious restaurant-style hamburger dinner using lean beef. Skip the shop purchased and produce your own instead, and you'll be rewarded with a more flavorful meal. About 1 minute before burgers are done, top with sliced cheese; continue to cook until cheese melts for cheeseburgers.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Course BBQ
Cuisine American, English, european
Servings 4
Calories 480 kcal


  • 1 Pound Ground lean (7% fat) beef
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 Medium Onion Finely Chopped
  • ¼ Cup Dried Breadcrumbs (fine) Fine
  • 1 tbsp Worcetershire Sauce
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Peeled & Crushed
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Pepper
  • 4 Hamburger Buns
  • ¼ Cup Mayonnaise Optional
  • ¼ Cup Tomato Sauce Optional
  • ¼ Cup Mustard Optional
  • 4 Iceberg lettuce leaves Rinsed and crisp
  • 1 Tomato Thinly Sliced
  • 1 Red Onion Thinly Sliced
  • 4 Slices Cheese Optional


  • In a mixing bowl, thoroughly combine ground beef, egg, onion, bread crumbs, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder (1/2 teaspoon), salt (1/4 teaspoon), and pepper (1/4 teaspoon). Divide the mixture into four equal portions and form each into a patty about 4 inches in diameter.
  • On a solid bed of hot coals or high heat on a gas grill, place the patties and grill for 7 to 8 minutes, turning once. Remove from the barbecue grill.
  • Place the burger buns, cut side down, on the BBQ and cook until lightly toasted, 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Spread your mayonnaise and ketchup on bun bottoms. Add lettuce, tomato, burger, onion, cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Set bun tops in place.


Chefs Note
We would recommend that you use a thermometer and ensure the burger reach a temperature in excess of 160°.
Remember just because they appear cooked on the outside may not mean they are ready to eat.
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Calories: 480kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 31gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 5.6gCholesterol: 127mgSodium: 978mgFiber: 2.4g
Keyword BBQ, Burgers
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