By Marie on September 02, 2004
Photo by Andi of Longmeadow Farm
Photo by Andi of Longmeadow Farm
"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."
Serving Size: 1 (131 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"I was completely skeptical, despite the rave reviews. I don't know why this method works, but it does. Delicious."
"These certainly were juicy. I too added a couple drops of liquid smoke but otherwise followed recipe as written. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us."
"Thank you for sharing! This is the only way I will make burgers on the grill from now on. I had a little A-1 marinade left over, so I added that to the ice water and it was great."
"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."
"Excellent burgers! I added liquid smoke and steak sauce to the ice water and pan fried them. They were very flavorful and juicy. Thank you so much for posting this recipe."
"This was the bomb!!!! The burger was so juicy and delicious. I loved that the recipes was so easy to do. Great recipe!!!!!!!"
"Loved everything about this!! I followed exactly, as I don't think a "burger" needs a whole of anything, except - juiciness. When you are grilling the smoke just permeates the burger, and it is simply wonderful. Thank you for sharing your recipe, Marie!! Loved it!"
"I just saw this recipe and decided to try them. After reading other reviews, I did add a little bit or worcestershire but otherwise I followed the recipe. The burgers were awesome. So simple but totally great. Thank you so much."
"I too, like other reviewers, did not have ice cubes (teenagers who never refill) BUT, what I did have was frozen blueberries. I thought, what the heck, and crushed the blueberries and added them in with some Worcestershire sauce, garlic, BACON SALT (I know!!!), pepper and cilantro.
MMMMMMMmmmm good and juicy. THANK YOU, OP, for this great starter recipe."
"How odd, but very good! :)"
"I have to admit I thought this was going to be a total let down but I was wrong. Something so simple made them so juicy...even though my husband nearly burned them on the grill. :)"
"Wonderful Method....the kids even noticed how juicy they were :) Thank you for posting :)"
"EXCELLENT! I used this method to grill hamburgers today, and they turned out excellent. They were so moist when DH brought them in. I will ALWAYS use this method when I grill burgers from now on. Thanks so much Marie!"
"Fantastic - we used ground turkey and they turned out *amazing*. It's hard to believe such a simple recipe could turn out so tasty."
"Thanks for the great recipe. The moistness of the raw ground beef made it easy to work with and form into patties. The cooked burgers were juicy and delicious. I loved that the salt and pepper seasonings were all through the burger. That's the first thing I noticed when I bit into mine. Thanks again for this great technique."
"Perfect and juicy! I did recipe just as it says. They came out great!"
"Great idea for burgers! I used a brand of steak seasoning in my meat, and it was great. DH loved them! Thanks for a great idea!"
"We used Paula Deen's house seasoning for the salt and pepper."
"What an excellent way to make burgers! They really are juicy and tender... So delicious!"