Jump to recipe

Hamburgers for the Family

Grilled Hamburgers

Spring has arrived! The thought of it makes me think of several things. Outdoors. Flowers. Gardens. Children playing outside. Smelling the aroma of hamburgers on neighborhood grills.

Everyone has a favored type of hamburger. Some like it grilled the old-fashioned way over charcoal. My mother-in-law always told her kids, if the hamburgers (or any other food) were burnt, that charcoal is good for your teeth.

How do you like your hamburgers cooked? Medium well, well done, or medium rare? With cheese? Would you like that with onions?

Grilled Onions

Years ago my friend, Dimity, got me hooked on hamburger buns toasted or grilled with mayonnaise. Toast, bake, or grill the buns too long, and you’ll have charcoal buns. But barely toast it, and it tastes amazing.

Juicy Hamburgers With Veggies for Kids

How is it that when you think you’ve heard of all kinds of ways to cook hamburgers, you hear of another hamburger recipe? Today I heard of a great hamburger recipe for kids. A friend, Sue Jackson, came up with a smart way to fix hamburgers for kids. She had cooked peppers, onions, and roasted veggies a day before making hamburgers. She put the leftover veggies in her food processor and then added them to ground chuck, eggs, Italian breadcrumbs and seasonings. What a great idea!

Photo used by permission from Sue Jackson

A hamburger, to me, means beef. There are turkey burgers, quinoa burgers, veggie burgers, and bean burgers. You can make them all taste wonderful, but they’re still only burgers – not the real thing, hamburgers. Ground chuck. Ground round. You know, beef.

Hamburgers are good for any meal, even breakfast.

Grilled Hamburgers on Muffins for Breakfast

Origin Of The Hamburger

Where did the term “hamburger” come from, anyway? Apparently, it originated from Hamburg, Germany and came to the U.S. in 1904. A hamburger is a ground beef patty placed between two slices of bread. The type of bread can be any type but is usually buns. But what makes hamburgers exceptional is the combination of things, like the type of bread, the seasonings, and other foods mixed in with the beef.

10 Best Hamburgers

Here are 10 of the best kind of hamburgers chosen from family’s and friends’ recipes and Pinterest (follow the links to view photos)

  1. Grilled Sweet Tea Barbecue Hamburgers (made by my husband and me) – (See recipe below)
  2. Sue Jackson’s veggie hamburgers (see above) – Great idea for getting kids to eat veggies.
  3. Patty Melt with Bacon and Caramelized Onions from www.imbored-letsgo.com. A Patty Melt is often referred to as a sandwich, but it is beef. It’s just a hamburger between two slices of bread that’s not usually buns, often rye.
  4. Onion Ring Bo Burger from thecozycook.com – I love eggs and blog often about them. When I saw this one, I knew I had to try it.
  5. Blue Cheese Burgers on light brioche rolls (and more ingredients that make this exceptional) from supergoldenbakes.com – I haven’t tried this particular recipe yet, but it looks SO good. The photo of the brioche rolls alone makes it look delicious. I have had blue cheese hamburgers and loved the flavor. No doubt, I’ll definitely like this recipe. Anxious to try it.
  6. Crescent Burgers from keyingredient.com – The photo of this one got me. Two things especially make hamburgers great – the beef and the bread. A simple hamburger with those two ingredients with mayonnaise and mustard would taste superb. Add the extras like bacon, onion rings, and veggies and it becomes totally exceptional. But those crescent rolls….!
  7. Western Bacon Burgers With BBQ Mayo And Crispy Onion Strings from lecremedelacrumb.com. Oh my goodness, these look incredibly delicious! It’s got almost everything I like on a hamburger.
  8. Cheeseburger In Paradise, A Jimmy Buffet Favorite from worldsbestrecipes4utoday.blogspot.com – What I like about this one is all that cheese, and I love the idea of adding the Bisquick. Great recipe for cheeseburger lovers.
  9. Black and Blue Burgers from emilybites.com – There’s that blue cheese again. Tasty. It’s spicy and has cole slaw. Great combination!
  10. Carolina Style Burgers from sugardishme.com – Beef, chili, and slaw to boot! This one’s low in calories, too.

Imagine the number of hamburger ideas we could all come up with. The list would go on and on, and we would be craving hamburger for weeks.

If you try one of the 10 Best Hamburgers, tell me what you think. Better yet, follow the links to the websites where I found those hamburger recipes. I’m sure the bloggers/website owners will be happy to have you visit.

Now Go Enjoy A Hamburger! 🙂


Blog Linking Parties This Week: Full Plate Thursday


  1. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is a Top Ten at Full Plate Thursday this week and is pinned to the Features Board for Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

    1. Author

      Yay! Thank you, Miz Helen. I’m going to enjoy my new Red Plate. 🙂

  2. Those sweet tea barbecue burgers look and sound delicious. Do you just marinate the burgers in a cup of sweet tea?

    Sue Jackson’s Burgers above are a great idea to get kids to eat their vegetables. It’s also a great budget stretcher because you can get more burgers out of a pound of beef.

  3. Angie, I love this blog & will share it. What an honor to be mentioned. Thank you.

    1. Author

      You are very welcome, Sue! Thanks so much for sharing and commenting. Love your veggies-in-the-food-processor idea.

Leave a Comment Below:

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.