Tested till perfect Classic Hamburgers

Classic Hamburgers

Enjoy this basic burger with any of the suggested toppings (see Burger Topping Recipes) or jazz them up with chunks of cheese as in the variation.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: June 2008

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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  • Portion size 4


  • 1 1eggeggs
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspwater
  • 1/2 1/2small onion, grated
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspDijon mustard
  • 1 tsp 1tsphot pepper sauce or Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1clove garliccloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tsppepper
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspdried oregano
  • 1 lb 1lbground beef or lean ground beef
  • 4 4hamburger bunhamburger buns
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In large bowl, beat egg with water; stir in onion, mustard, hot pepper sauce, garlic, salt, pepper and oregano. Mix in beef. Shape into four 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick patties. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container and refrigerate for up to 24 hours or freeze for up to 1 month. Thaw in refrigerator.)

Place on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until digital thermometer inserted sideways into centre reads 160°F (71°C), 10 to 12 minutes. Sandwich in buns.

Additional information : Variation
Chunky Cheese Burgers: Add 1/2 cup (125 mL) cubed (1/4 inch/5 mm) old Cheddar cheese to beef mixture.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 392 pro 28g total fat 16g sat. fat 6g
carb 32g fibre 2g chol 107mg sodium 749mg

% RDI:

calcium 10 iron 30 vit A 2 vit C 2
folate 32
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