Grilled Burgers Recipe
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Grilled Burgers Recipe

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Sour cream makes these burgers delightfully moist, and thyme and black pepper give them zip. These sandwiches are a terrific taste of summer served with tall glasses of lemonade or iced tea. —Jesse & Anne Foust, Bluefield, West Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 10 hamburger buns, split
  • Lettuce leaves, sliced tomato and onion, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 358 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 534mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients; add beef and mix gently. Shape into 10 patties.
  2. Grill, uncovered, over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until meat is no longer pink. Serve on buns with lettuce, tomato and onion if desired. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Burgers in Taste of Home August/September 1997, p39

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed May. 24, 2016

"Tried these before the big cookout and they were a hit"

Reviewed Aug. 5, 2015

"Grilled these tasty burgers tonight. Very moist. Will use this recipe again for sure!"

Reviewed Jul. 18, 2015

"We cut the recipe in half for the two of us and substituted Greek yogurt for the sour cream...outstanding! The burgers were so juicy and delicious...we'll definitely be making this recipe again!"

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2014

"Absolutly delicious burgers. Any easy way to spice up dinner."

Reviewed Mar. 22, 2012

"I created an account just to rate this recipe. The sour cream is genius! I used the kaiser rolls like pictured and which i think also makes a huge difference. Super quick too!"

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