Juicy Hamburgers

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Marie

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.

Top Review by waffles823

I saw this recipe and I was very skeptical about making my hamburgers this way. This was the best hamburger I have EVER had!! I added bbq sauce lipton onion soup mix and worchestershire sauce. After I made these I called three family members to tell them all about it. Thank you soooo much for such a wonderful recipe. I will always be using this recipe for my hamburgers.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 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.

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