Some things never go out of style, like this easy hamburger recipe you can enjoy year-round. This Primal Kitchen take on the classic hamburger and fries is made just how you like it, with delicious ingredients, no preservatives, and no added sugar.
1 lb. lean ground beef
4 hamburger buns
1 tomato, cut into 4 slices (optional)
1 red onion, sliced
4 lettuce leaves
Primal Kitchen Unsweetened Squeeze Ketchup
Heat grill to medium heat.
Shape beef into 4 (1/2-inch-thick) patties.
Grill 5 to 6 min. on each side or until done (160°F).
Place burgers on bottom halves of buns; top with tomatoes, onions and/or lettuce and Primal Kitchen Unsweetened Squeeze Ketchup. Cover with tops of buns.
Calories 327, Carbs 31.8 grams, Fat 7.6 grams, Protein 28.6 grams
Easy sides for hamburgers:
What's the best type of meat to use for burgers?
We recommend lean ground beef, but you could use any ground meat of your choice like ground lamb.
Refrigerate beef patties until chilled prior to grilling to prevent the beef burgers from falling apart while on the grill. This is helpful for lean meat that has less fat to hold the burger together.
How to form a burger patty
Combine all ingredients into your patty mixture. Typically, you want your burger to be about 4 - 6 oz. If you're not sure how much to grab out of the both, use a measuring cup and scoop out 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup of patty mixture, and roll it into a ball. Then press down with the palm of you hand to form it into a patty.
How to tell when a patty is done
We suggest using a meat thermometer to gauge if the burger is done. Slide it horizontally into the side of the burger—that way it's less likely to go all the way through the meat.
- Rare: 120°F
- Medium-Rare: 130°F
- Medium: 140°F
- Medium-Well: 150°F
- Well Done: 160°F
If you're not sure how everyone likes their burger, we recommend cooking them all at medium to medium-well.
How to make sliders
For sliders, shape beef into 8 patties. Grill for 3 minutes on each side or until done to your liking. Serve in 8 split dinner rolls to make 4 servings, 2 sandwiches each.