Juicy Hamburgers

Total Time
10 mins
10 mins

A most requested recipe for juicy burgers, whether you grill or pan fry them. Dissolving the salt and pepper in ice water distributes the spices evenly throughout the meat just as some sausage makers do when making sausage. Cook time depends on how well done you like your meat.

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  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons ice water
  • 1 lb ground chuck
  • 2 -3 crushed ice cubes


  1. Dissolve salt and pepper in ice water.
  2. Use at least 1/2 teaspoon of salt for each pound of meat you use.
  3. Add spiced water to meat, then add crushed ice and work in gently.
  4. Form 4 patties and grill or pan fry.