Perfect Classic Burger Recipe

Nothing says summer is here like a good old fashion cookout. The longer days and warmer nights make for the perfect setting to eat, laugh, and linger with friends and family.

Wanna know the easiest way to become everyone’s favorite host (or guest) this summer?

Skip the frozen burger patties and make these instead!

Not only do frozen patties sometimes have unnecessary preservatives, they are also typically made with fattier cuts of beef. This is to add as much flavor as possible, because let’s be real, sometimes frozen patties are a little dry and flavorless.

But you don’t need extra fat just to have juicy delicious burgers at your cookout!

This recipe only take about 10 minutes to prep, there are no preservatives or freezer burn to contend with, and you can use the leanest cuts of meat you can find (don’t worry, you won’t be sacrificing on taste at all!).

These juicy burgers will guarantee that you get an invite to the party next year. 

Cheers to summer nights!

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Time Allotment: 

10 minute prep | 5-8 minute cook time


  • 1 pound lean ground beef or ground turkey

  • 1 egg

  • 2-3 crackers

  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped

  • 1/4 peppers, chopped

  • 2 tbsp roasted green chile (optional, but adds great flavor)

  • 2-3 cloves fresh garlic (or you can use garlic powder)

  • Salt to taste

  • Pepper to taste


  1. Pre-heat frying pan or grill.

  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.

  3. Mix with hands (warning, can get a little messy!).

  4. Form into patties. This recipe will make 4-6 patties depending on how thick you like your burgers.

  5. Cook for 2-3 minutes each side (add more time if you like your burgers well done).

  6. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!

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