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Hangry Hamburgers

Delicious easy hamburgers that will have your Hangry family running to the table
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hamburger recipe, hamburgers, perfect hamburgers
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 327kcal
Author: Loaves and Dishes
Cost: $8


  • bowl
  • measuring cup
  • grill or stove top


  • 1 lb. ground beef 80/20
  • 1/3 lb. pork sausage the cheap kind makes the best burgers
  • ½ tsp. sea salt plus a little extra for sprinkling
  • ½ tsp. ground pepper a little extra for sprinkling
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/8 C plus 2 Tbsp. Steak sauce
  • 1 tbs worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil


  • Gently mix hamburger and sausage together until mixed and then set aside. Don’t over work the meat – just gently mix it all together with your finger tips.
  • In a small bowl, mix salt, pepper, thyme, onion and garlic powders together until well blended.
  • Add the spice mix and the steak sauce to the meat mixture and gently mix together. Do not over mix the meat or it will become tough and chewy.
  • Pat into 3-4 inch diameter patties. Place a thumbprint dimple in the center.
  • Using a brush or your hands, rub each patty with olive oil and place patties on a dinner plate.
  • Sprinkle each side of the burger with a pinch of salt and pepper
  • Put plate in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes to rest
  • Preheat pan or grill to medium heat
  • Cook to desired inner temp. I think 3-4 mins per side is about right for a pink in the center burger
  • Rest on a clean plate once removed from the heat for 5 minutes, tent a piece of aluminum foil over the top.



  • The most important advice I can give you is to not turn your burgers more than once.  Never ever flip flop meat.  That slings the juices out and makes the meat dry.  
  • If you are able to purchase local grass fed beef, that usually has the best flavor.  It is shocking the difference in the taste between store bought and processed beef compared to local grown, processed and grass fed. 
  • Of course, melt some cheese on top for a perfect cheeseburger!
  • Use a thermometer for a perfectly cooked hamburger.  It's done when the thermometer reads 165. 
PRO TIP:  Go with a terrific sauce on your burger like those listed here or even some Bacon Jam!


Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 480mg | Potassium: 325mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 33IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg