Basic Beef Burgers

A fast, easy recipe for moist, juicy burgers. Perfect on a warm summer evening.
Basic Beef Burgers


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs (dry)
  • 1 egg
  • 4 hamburger buns (split)
  • 1 pickle (small, thinly sliced)
  • 1 tomato (medium, sliced)
  • 1/2 onion (sliced)
  • 2 lettuce leaves
  • 4 slices cheese (I used American cheese)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 teaspoons mustard
  • 4 teaspoons avocado oil mayonnaise
  • salt
  • pepper
Prep time:
5 minutes
Cook time:
20 minutes
Total time:
25 minutes
Yield: 4 Servings | Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes | Total time: 25 minutes


1. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, salt and pepper.
2. Place ground beef and bread crumbs into the mixture. Mix with hands until well blended.
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3. Form into four patties, about 3/4 inch thick.
4. In a large skillet heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil over medium-high / high heat. Add the patties and cook until they are well browned on both sides.
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5. Prepare the vegetables.
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6. On each half a hamburger bun place 1/2 leaf of lettuce, top lettuce with patty.
7. Spoon 1 teaspoon mustard over each patty. Top each with a slice of American cheese, 2 slices of tomato, onion.
8. Spoon 1 teaspoon mayonnaise over burgers, add a couple of pickle slices and cover with the other half a hamburger bun.

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Guest September 15, 2020 9:29 AM
Nice recipe my family liked it

alenatrs September 28, 2020 10:24 AM
Thank you! Glad to hear your family liked these burgers! - Alena

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