This Killer Burger recipe is an easy All American Burger with a secret sauce and fresh toppings. The all-beef burger patty has a few ingredients like garlic powder, onion powder, and Worcestershire sauce to make these the best summer BBQ burgers!
Nothing beats a great burger, like this Killer Burger, in the summertime! It really is a killer of a burger. This All American burger is the best quick and easy burger without any fancy ingredients or a lot of prep work. Perfect for summer BBQ parties or just for the family
I’m a big burger fan! Who isn’t right? You may remember some of my other burgers like my…
just to name a few! Grilled burgers in the summer are the best! Although you could make this inside as well. You might also like this great list of gourmet hamburger recipes.
How to Make a Killer Burger
This All American burger starts with a beef patty. For the burger patty recipe, I used ground chuck. I would suggest a beef that has a fat content of about 15-20% for best results but you can use any type of ground beef you’d like.
Crumble the beef in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle the worcestershire sauce on top then sprinkle the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder on top. Or you could also use this all-purpose DIY Burger Seasoning.
VERY gently with your hands combine the beef with the other ingredients. Do NOT overmix or compact the meat. That will make your burgers tougher.
Gently, make the burgers into 4 patties slightly larger than your rolls. they’ll shrink a little when they cook.
How Long to Grill Burgers
Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Grill the burger patties about 3-5 minutes per side depending on how done you like your burgers.
Burgers do NOT take very long to cook on the grill so be careful you do not overcook.
During the last-minute of cooking or so, top each burger patty with a slice of cheese to melt.
I also like to throw the rolls, cut side down, on the grill to toast lightly. Just keep an eye on the rolls because they can burn quickly! Try to keep them over indirect heat or the sides of the grill.
Top the burgers with iceberg lettuce, slices of tomato, slices of red onion, and dill pickles (or maybe some homemade pickles or this spicy pickle recipe).
Instead of the usual ketchup and mustard, top these burgers with a quick and easy Boom Sauce. This homemade burger and fry sauce has all your favorite burger sauces in one including mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, and some seasonings.
We love using the Boom Sauce as a dipping sauce for fries, veggies, and all sorts of stuff! So good! Make a big batch and store in the fridge.
How Long to Cook Burgers on the Stove
Although I prefer grilled burgers, we all know that sometimes you just can’t grill for whatever reason. Sometimes our grill runs out of gas, or the weather is bad, and sometimes there’s 5 feet of snow outside. haha!
But whatever the reason, you can cook these Killer Burgers on the stove. I personally think cast iron, or an indoor cast iron griddle, is the best option but use any large pan you have.
Preheat the pan over medium-high heat. You can add a little butter or oil, but not necessary if there’s a lot of fat in your beef.
Cook the burgers about 3-5 minutes per side or slightly longer until desired doneness. During the last-minute, put a slice of cheese on each patty and cover the pan with a lid so the cheese can melt.
You can then toast the rolls in a toaster oven or in the oven for just a few minutes until lightly toasted.
That’s it! You now have yourself an All American Killer Burger! Feel free to change it up with your favorite toppings and sauces.
Be sure to use a good quality roll for these burgers. I like to use sesame seed buns but onion rolls or brioche rolls are also great options!
Are you drooling yet? Serve with some store-bought or homemade potato chips or Homemade Potato Wedges!
Hope you enjoy this All American Killer Burger! You might also like this delicious copycat Chick-fil-A Sandwich!
Killer Burger Recipe (All American Burger)
- 1 1/3 pounds ground chuck beef
- 2 Tablespoons worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 4 rolls
- 4 slices deli American cheese
- 8 leaves iceberg lettuce (or chopped lettuce)
- 8 slices tomato
- 4 slices red onion separated
- 12 slices dill pickles
- 1/2 cup Boom Sauce
- Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
- Meanwhile, make your burger patties by gently combining the ground beef, worcestershire, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder in a large mixing bowl being careful to not overmix or compact meat. Form beef into 4 patties slightly larger than your rolls.
- Grill burgers about 3-5 minutes per side or until desired doneness. During last minute of cooking, top each patty with a slice of cheese and place rolls on grill cut side down to toast lightly.
- Place burger patties on bottom sides of rolls. Top with lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles. Top with Boom Sauce then top of roll.
(Nutrition data is provided when available for informational purposes only and calculated using an online nutritional calculator. For the most accurate information please calculate based on specific ingredients and brands you use as well as any changes you made to the recipe. I am not a certified nutritionist or registered dietician and any nutritional information provided should only be used as a general guideline and estimate.)
Christine @ myblissfulmess says
These burgers were SO good, and the Boom Sauce really makes this burger special. It’s so delicious on the burger, and I’m glad it makes extra sauce because it’s amazing to dip your fries into as well!
Lisa Huff says
What a delicious classic burger! Perfect to make during a family and friends bbq get-together! Love the boom sauce too.
this does look KILLER! yum! I’m all about simple burgers with a great sauce.
Nothing beats a classic homemade burger like this! I feel like it’s not officially summer or grilling season until I’ve had one, really. And I mean, I can appreciate the influx of quirky + fun burger recipes out there, but when I’m craving a burger, it’s *got* to be a classic with all the usual fixin’s.
Lisa | Garlic & Zest says
Definitely a killer burger! Love that boom sauce too. We’re having the family over this weekend for a cookout — burgers sound like a great idea!
Marlynn | Urban Bliss Life says
Gotta love a big, beautiful, classic burger like this come summertime! I’ve got to check out the Boom sauce you use in it.