Burgers With a Special Touch

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by LifeIsGood

This is based off of an Ina Garten recipe, changed slightly due to personal preference. This is a moist and flavorful burger that my whole family loves. If you're tired of the same ol' same ol' burger, give this a try! You can either use an outdoor grill or an indoor grill pan. Can easily be doubled, etc..

Top Review by breezermom

Very moist burger, even using the leaner meat. I ended up with huge burgers, and they still held together nicely. Little something extra with the steak sauce too. Made for For Your Consideration tag game. Thanks for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb ground chuck
  • 12 lb ground sirloin
  • 1 12 tablespoons steak sauce (Crosse & Blackwell recommended)
  • 3 extra-large egg yolks
  • 34 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 14-12 teaspoon ground black pepper (suit to your taste)
  • 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 4 thin slices
  • 4 hamburger buns


  1. In a large bowl, mix the meats, steak sauce, egg yolks, salt and pepper. Don't overmix.
  2. Lightly form 4 hamburger patties and press lightly into shape.
  3. Press a thin slice of butter into the top of each hamburger, making sure the meat completely encases the butter.
  4. Heat your grill and cook the hamburgers for approximately 4 minutes on one side, turn , and cook for approximately 3 minutes on the other side for medium rare.
  5. *Adjust cooking times to suit.
  6. Remove to a plate and cover with aluminum foil and let rest for 5 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, grill the buns, cut side down, for 1 minute, until toasted.
  8. Adorn with your favorite toppings or cheese and enjoy!

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