Grandpa Elmer's Hamburgers

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

My dad made the BEST hamburger's!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 lbs ground chuck
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 12 teaspoons season salt (I prefer LAWRY's)


  1. Good Ground chuck works best -- you want a little fat in your ground beef or it'll be dry & tasteless. 80/20 is a good ratio.
  2. Mix all the ingredients, well.
  3. Form into 1/4 lb. patties.
  4. Place on a preheated grill or hot fry pan (cast iron works the best).
  5. Cook on both sides, until desired doneness (DO NOT COVER!).
  6. Top with a slice of good Wisconsin cheese, such as Med. Cheddar or Colby.
  7. Place on toasted buns or between 2 slices of bread.
  8. Use your favorite toppings.
  9. One of our favorites is topping with a slice of cheese & a fried egg.
  10. ENJOY!


Most Helpful

R u my sis?
Same recipe that I grew up loving from my mom!
Haven't found one better, and I'm a self proclaimed burger connoisseur or how ever ya spell er', lol

Chef GriffinJr. April 03, 2011

These were really good burgers!! I only used 1/2 pound of ground beef. I put one egg in it and added more onions. I put some shredded cheddar cheese on the burger and put a lid on the pan and cooked it until the cheese melted. It was really good that way. The burger was nice and most and tasty. I had your Recipe #305705 with my burger. It was a great combination and make for a great meal. I will be making these again Thank you for sharing your recipe. Made for PAC Fall '08.

AuntWoofieWoof October 12, 2008

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