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The Best Homemade Hamburger (with a secret ingredient!)

Learn the no-fail, secret ingredient for the BEST homemade hamburger recipe and all my tips for grilling burgers on a kamado grill!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best burger recipe grill, best homemade burger recipe, how to make a burger, juicy burger recipe
Servings: 4 patties
Calories: 227kcal
Author: Whitney Reist | Sweet Cayenne


  • ½ pound cremini white button, or baby bella mushrooms, cleaned with a damp towel
  • 2 teaspoons of your favorite steak seasoning
  • 1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons of reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 pound 90/10 ground beef
  • Oil for the patties/grill
  • Burger buns
  • Desired burger toppings and condiments


  • Finely chop the mushrooms, either by hand or in a food processor. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the steak seasoning, Worcestershire, and soy sauce. Stir in the chopped mushrooms.
  • Add the ground beef to the mushroom mixture and, using a light touch, gently incorporate the ingredients with your hands.
  • Shape the beef mixture into 5-6 patties, depending on the desired size, and make the patties slightly thinner in the middle.
  • Brush or spray oil on one side of the burger patties. Cook in a 450℉ kamado grill or over medium-high heat in a cast iron skillet for 6-7 minutes. Brush the patties with oil again prior to flipping. Cook an additional 6-7 minutes or until the internal temperature of the patties reaches 155℉. 
  • Remove from heat and transfer to a serving platter. Cover loosely with foil and let the burgers rest for about 5 minutes before topping and serving as desired.



Calories: 227kcal