How to make the best burger every time!

I have been making burgers this way for 20+ years and they are always delicious. There are 2 surprising

I’ve been making burgers this way for almost 20 years and it’s hard to find a better burger anywhere! I’m not sure where we saw the recipe, but I do know it was from James Beard. I think it’s pretty close to what I read somewhere 20 years ago! 


  • 2 1/4 pounds 80/20 ground chuck
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 2 teaspoons heavy cream
  • salt and pepper


  1. Place the ground chuck in a bowl and create a cavity in the center.
  2. Generously salt and pepper over the entire meat
  3. Pour the heavy cream in the center and grate the onion.
  4. Fold over the meat combining the cream and onion, but do not over mix.
  5. Make 6 patties that are 6-ounces each
  6. Prepare the grill, once hot, spray the grates with cooking spray like Pam
  7. Cook for 7.5 minutes on each side.
  8. Add cheese and allow to melt 

Keywords: cheeseburger, hamburger, sandwich

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