In searching for a 'good hamburger recipe,' I found a few different ones that I've taken elements from and combined with what I recall from my mother's blend. They are juicy, hold together well, and have a mild heat to them that can be made to taste by adjusting the cayenne.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

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  • Whisk egg, barbeque sauce, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and black pepper together in a large bowl; add ground beef and mix well. Mix bread crumbs and minced onion into the ground beef mixture. Scoop sour cream into the beef mixture by the spoonful; continue mixing and adding sour cream just until moist. Form mixture into 6 large patties.

  • Cook the patties until they are very firm, hot, and grey in the center, 6 to 8 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

323 calories; protein 25.9g 52% DV; carbohydrates 14.5g 5% DV; fat 17.2g 27% DV; cholesterol 109.9mg 37% DV; sodium 334.9mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
06/27/2013
What I liked about this recipe is that the burgers stayed nice and moist even when using lean 96/4 ground beef. We usually cook our burgers to about a medium doneness but I knew with the addition of the onions they would need more time to cook. Even well done they were very juicy. I did find that the meat needed some salt so I will add that next time to enhance the flavors. These would probably be really good if you mixed the meat early in the day in order for the flavors to blend. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
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Rating: 4 stars
06/26/2013
What I liked about this recipe is that the burgers stayed nice and moist even when using lean 96/4 ground beef. We usually cook our burgers to about a medium doneness but I knew with the addition of the onions they would need more time to cook. Even well done they were very juicy. I did find that the meat needed some salt so I will add that next time to enhance the flavors. These would probably be really good if you mixed the meat early in the day in order for the flavors to blend. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2013
Delicious.. The most moist burgers I have ever tasted. The Sour Cream is the "secret" trick. I added some real bacon bits and some Epicure Selections spices and used real garlic. Mmm Mmm good. I will be using this recipe from now on to make my barbeque burgers. Did I say Del-i-cious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2017
Delicious. I was very casual with amounts - used some soft bread crumbs and some panko. Cayenne pepper added not-overwhelming heat. Discerning grandson said my burgers get better and better after eating these. Moist and kept their shape well although I would use less sour cream next time ( I used more than the recipe called for). Read More
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