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My Favorite Burger

Course: Main Course
Servings: 8 patties


  • 2.5 pounds 85% fat ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the spices, salt, and Worcestershire Sauce. Add the egg and lightly beat.
  • Next, add the ground beef, and mix thoroughly by hand (I like to wear medical gloves for this!).
  • Using a kitchen scale, measure out about 1/3 of a pound of the ground beef mixture and form into a loose ball (roughly a handful). Flatten into the desired size for your hamburger buns and make a small indent with your thumb, directly in the middle. This helps the burger maintain its shape during cooking. Place the burgers on a large plate, or a wax paper-lined cutting board.
  • Repeat this process until you have 8-10 patties.
  • Grill to your desired temperature (I like a nice medium-rare), and top with your favorite burger fixings!