Juiciest Hamburgers Ever


No more dry, lackluster hamburgers. These are juicy, and spices can be easily added or changed to suit anyone's taste. If you find the meat mixture too mushy, just add more bread crumbs until it forms patties that hold their shape.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
8 servings

This aptly named hamburger recipe uses evaporated milk, eggs, and bread crumbs to create incredibly juicy and flavorful hamburger patties that will rival your favorite burger joint.

How to Make Hamburger Patties

To make hamburger patties, just mix the ground beef, egg, bread crumbs, evaporated milk, and spices and seasonings in a bowl using your hands.

How to Season Hamburgers

The best way to season hamburger patties depends on personal taste. This top-rated recipe is seasoned with Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, and garlic. But you can get creative with what's in your spice cabinet — they're your burgers, after all.

How to Grill Hamburgers

It couldn't be easier to grill hamburger patties! You'll find the full recipe below, but here's a brief overview of what you can expect:

Prepare the grill grate by cleaning it and brushing it lightly with oil. Heat a charcoal or gas grill to medium-high heat, then grill the patties on each side (the length of time depends on the level of doneness you're after). If you're making cheeseburgers, add a slice of cheese about a minute before the burger is finished.

What Temperature Is a Hamburger Done?

Hamburger patties are done when a food thermometer inserted into the center reaches 160 degrees F.

How Long to Grill Hamburgers

The only way to ensure that illness-causing bacteria has been destroyed is to make sure a food thermometer inserted into the center of the meat reaches 160 degrees F.

This recipe calls for about 4-5 minutes of grilling time on each side — that should get you into the safe-zone (you can use a thermometer to make sure).

Rare and medium-rare burgers will be ready more quickly, but they are a bit riskier when it comes to foodborne illness.

What to Serve With Hamburgers

Looking for something delicious to pair with hamburgers? We've got you covered. Try one of these traditional burger sides to make a complete, satisfying meal that's worthy of your favorite restaurant:

Baked French Fries
Caesar Salad Supreme
Sweet Restaurant Slaw
Boston Baked Beans
Classic Macaroni Salad

More inspiration: 15 Quick and Easy Side Dishes for Burgers

How to Store Hamburger Patties

Let hamburger patties cool, then store in an airtight container for up to three days in the fridge. Reheat in the oven or microwave.

Can You Freeze Hamburger Patties?

Absolutely! You can freeze both cooked and uncooked hamburger patties.

To freeze cooked burger patties: Wrap each patty individually in aluminum foil. Don't wrap them together, as they're likely to stick. Place wrapped patties in a freezer-safe bag labeled with the date. Freeze for up to three months.

To freeze uncooked burger patties: Arrange uncooked patties in a single layer on a baking sheet and cover tightly with storage wrap. Freeze for at least a few hours or up to overnight. When the burgers are frozen, wrap them individually in foil. Place wrapped patties in a freezer-safe bag labeled with the date. Freeze for up to three months.

Thaw frozen burgers in the fridge.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"WOW," raves Tim."What a welcome reception from my guests last night with this burger recipe!! First time I've ever put eggs or evaporated milk in burgers...well WORTH it!! Try this recipe and you'll never go back to the way you've 'always' made them!!"

"This recipe was quite good and juicy," according to one Allrecipes member. "I tried this for the first time with my in-laws and they loved the burgers. I used garlic powder instead of minced cloves and sauteed onions for some extra flavor and the taste was wonderful. Definitely a keeper."

"Awesome recipe," says neokhanh. "Made it for about 20 people tonight. I was a hero. Everyone raved about these burgers. Great flavor to them and the bread crumbs added a lot more texture to the meat. Loved it."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 2 pounds ground beef

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • ¾ cup dry bread crumbs

  • 3 tablespoons evaporated milk

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced


  1. Gather all ingredients.

    All ingredients gathered to make the juiciest hamburger

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  2. Preheat a grill for high heat.

  3. Mix the ground beef, egg, bread crumbs, evaporated milk, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, and garlic in a large bowl using your hands.

    All ingredients mixed together with hands.

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  4. Form the mixture into 8 hamburger patties.

    Mixture formed into 8 patties.

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  5. Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill patties until browned and no longer pink, about 5 minutes per side.

  6. Serve hot and enjoy!

    a view looking into the layers of the juiciest hamburger ever topped with lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

288 Calories
18g Fat
9g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 288
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 196mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 314mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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