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Homestyle Burgers

Homestyle Burgers are simple, juicy, and delicious. Start with high quality ground beef, add the seasonings, and cook until done to perfection.

Almost everyone has their own style of burger making, don’t they? We sure do. I make my Homestyle Burgers while BeeBop makes his famous BeeBop’s Bacon Cheeseburger. And while I prefer my burgers a little on the plain side, BeeBop likes to pile on the toppings. 

A burger on a bun with lettuce, tomato, cheese, and onions.

I know what you’re thinking. Who can’t cook a hamburger? Right? Well, it may be more folks than you think. Sure, anybody can make a patty out of ground beef and slap it in a pan or on a grill. They can also turn it into a hard, tough hockey puck pretty quickly, too.

A well-seasoned, carefully cooked burger is a thing of All-American joy. This recipe is just for the patty part. How you dress it up on the bun is entirely up to you!

Ingredient List

  • 80/20 Ground Beef (Ground Chuck)
  • Jane’s Crazy Mixed-Up Salt
  • Cavender’s Greek Seasoning
  • Water
  • Cooking Spray
  • Hamburger Buns
  • Your choice of condiments

The complete ingredient list with detailed measurements is included in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

A burger on a bun with lettuce, tomato, cheese, and onions.

How to Make Homestyle Burgers

The seasonings we use may not be totally familiar to you, but they are available in almost every grocery store.

Greek seasoning and seasoning salt.

I don’t know exactly what it is about the combination of those two seasonings. Each is good on its own, but put them together, and they make magic. BeeBop also uses the same combination on steaks for the grill.

What you do is put the ground beef, Jane’s salt, Cavender’s seasoning, and water in a bowl. 

Water? Yep. Believe it or not, that small amount of water keeps the burger moist throughout the cooking process. Sounds peculiar, you say? I know. It’s just one of those “trust me” things.

Use your hands to thoroughly mix the seasonings and water into the ground beef. Mix it well but try not to compress the meat too much.

Next, heat a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Divide the ground beef mixture into four parts and form each into a patty. Spray the skillet with cooking spray. Place the patties in the skillet and cook until nicely browned on one side.

Flip and cook on the second side to your desired doneness. Remove the patties from the skillet.

Prepare your burger any way you wish. You can go with our grandkids’ favorite and do just catsup, mustard, and pickles on a soft white bun, or go all out with your choice of toasted fancy buns, exotic cheeses, and condiments. Whatever you like.

A burger on a bun with lettuce, tomato, cheese, and onions.
Lana Stuart.

Questions? I’m happy to help!

If you have more questions about the recipe, or if you’ve made it and would like to leave a comment, scroll down to leave your thoughts, questions, and/or rating!

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A burger on a bun with lettuce, tomato, cheese, and onions.

Homestyle Burgers

Homestyle Burgers are simple, juicy, and delicious. Start with high quality ground beef, add the seasonings, and cook until done to perfection.
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Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 burgers
Calories: 408kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef (80/20 fat content)
  • 1 tablespoon Jane’s Crazy Mixed-Up Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cavender’s Greek Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Cooking Spray
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Condiments of your choice

Instructions

  • Place the ground beef, Jane’s salt, Cavender’s seasoning and water in a bowl.
  • Using your hands thoroughly mix the seasonings and water into the ground beef.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat.
  • Form the ground beef mixture into four patties.
  • Place patties in skillet and cook until nicely browned on one side.Flip and cook on second side to desired doneness.
  • Remove from skillet.

Notes

  • Construct your burger any way you wish. We typically do “the works” and toast the buns, add mayo, mustard (no ketchup for me), sliced tomatoes, onions, cheese, and lettuce.

Nutrition Information

Serving 1 | Calories 408kcal | Carbohydrates 22g | Protein 24g | Fat 24g | Saturated Fat 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat 1g | Monounsaturated Fat 10g | Trans Fat 1g | Cholesterol 81mg | Sodium 2033mg | Potassium 359mg | Fiber 1g | Sugar 3g | Vitamin A 0.4IU | Vitamin C 1mg | Calcium 84mg | Iron 4mg

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your healthcare provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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A burger on a bun with onions.

— This post was originally published on March 26, 2009. It has been updated with new photos.

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  1. The beef patties look so appetizing in the last picture.