The Parker's Secret Gourmet Burgers Revealed

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

These are the burgers that make everyone wonder: What is in there that tastes so good?!? And I've got a secret- you have everything in your kitchen right now! These truly have a certain je ne sais quois! Oui, Oui! Try them for yourself and find out!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix egg, salt and pepper, worestershire sauce, heavy cream, and bread crumbs together and add meat. Don't over mix, but incorporate everything together.
  2. Try to divide it in the bowl into 4-6 equal parts.
  3. On small pieces of wax paper, start forming the meat patties, while adding a little pad of butter in the middle and form the patty around it.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes, so the patties bind together.
  5. Cook about 6 minutes per side, depending on the heat of your grill or grill pan. DO NOT PUSH DOWN ON THE PATTY. I know its tempting.
  6. Melt cheddar slices on the last 45 seconds of cooking.
  7. Let rest 2 minutes and serve hot on toasted buns with traditional accompaniments, including caramelized or grilled onions.


Most Helpful

A nice tasting burger. I've gotten lazy over the years by buying the frozen patties so this was a real treat by eating a "real hamburger" for a change. I use to work years ago in a bar & grill. If the owner ever caught me squishing a hamburger while I was grilling it she would have fired me for sure. The secret to a juicy hamburger is never to "squish" it while grilling or frying no matter how tempting it is. This goes for frozen patties too.

Catnip46 March 05, 2011

Well, I was getting ready to give this 5 stars, when I realized that I had not added the egg. So I figured I couldn't really fairly rate this since I didn't really follow the recipe. But it was a smashing success even without the egg! I made these for a forth of July cook out and my Nephews said "Yeah, real Hamburgers!, not those frozen things." This recipe combines techniques from several different recipes I have used in the past and used all together you have a great burger.

tara portee July 06, 2009

Made on the grill. Loved these tender and juicy burgers! Flavors were great!

CooksSoGood May 31, 2008

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