How To Make A Great Burger for the BBQ!

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Homemade hamburgers

My husband Mark and I are embarking on new journey – to become full time RV’ers by next summer.

Actually Mark is full time and I am working for one more year.  It will all go by so fast.

So this blog post is all about how to make great homemade hamburgers and this recipe is one that Mark created just this past weekend.  We pretty much split up the kitchen into two camps.  I’m the Baker and he’s the Chef, so I’ll let him tell it…

Cheeseburger with bacon on a bun, close-up view.

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Our family and friends often ask me how to make a great burger for the BBQ Grill.  My burgers are famous!

Well, the essence of this homemade hamburger recipe is the combination of the turkey, beef and pork that triples both the flavor and juicy tenderness that we all love in a good burger.

3 homemade hamburgers on a wooden table with bacon and cheese melting down crispy hamburger  buns

Beef and pork burgers, but what about turkey too?

Combining beef and pork for homemade hamburgers is very popular. The fat from the pork adds great texture and flavour to the burgers.

In this I also added turkey to change things up a bit. Try it!

  Three  500 gram/1 lb. packages will yield eight well sized burgers.

I don’t measure ingredients, so I have listed them by name only. The fun part about cooking is experimenting with flavors and amounts until you get the “yummmm” factor. (Note: Mark cooks by taste and touch – so I’ve added the measurements to this recipe)

three hamburgers cooking on a propane grill

Easy steps to make the best homemade burger!

Into a large bowl, combine the meat (s) until they are thoroughly mixed. Using a potato masher helps speed up the process.

Add the following spices to taste: *

  • 1 tbsp each of Salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt, Herbs de Provence (rosemary, marjoram, thyme and savory)[wpshortcodead id=”qmeqc5ada3bad0c4b4″]

Mix in

  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Hot Sauce – adjust to taste (depends on hot you like your food!)
  • 1 package (10 oz) of mushrooms finely chopped
  • ½ chopped sweet onion

Mix everything together and shape into patties.  You will get 8 homemade burgers from this recipe.

Make sure your barbecue grill is smoking hot. You won’t have to worry about burning the burgers because the combination of meats prevents this from happening.

Grill until almost done, then add our famous Best BBQ Sauce and cook until the sauce is caramelized.
three homemade burgers in crusty buns with bacon and cheese on a wooden tray

We dressed these amazing Triple Flavor Homemade Hamburgers with heirloom tomatoes, garlic dill pickles, and our favorite condiments!

We served our burgers on fresh crusty buns or kaiser rolls with our favorite salad, like our Creamy Coleslaw!  Voila! an instant feast.

This amazing homemade burger recipe would be perfect for a family BBQ or neighborhood potluck.  Our post on How To Plan a Great BBQ Party, will help you plan a perfect party!

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How To Make A Great Burger?

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine North American
Servings 8
Calories 513 kcal


  • 1 tbsp Salt & Pepper
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Hot sauce - depends on hot you like your food!
  • 1 10 oz pkg mushrooms - finely chopped
  • ½ sweet onion - chopped
  • 1 lb ground beef - lean
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp garlic salt
  • 1 tbsp herbs de provence


  • Mix the beef, turkey and pork together well, using a potato masher 
  • Mix everything together and shape into patties.  You will get 8 burgers from this recipe. 
  • Wrap up the burgers on a tray with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes
  • Make sure your barbecue grill is smoking hot. You won’t have to worry about burning the burgers because the combination of meats prevents this from happening.



Serving: 1g | Calories: 513kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 1247mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g

These are estimated values generated from a nutritional database using unbranded products. Please do your own research with the products you’re using if you have a serious health issue or are following a specific diet.

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Judy Kahansky is an experienced writer and baker, creating delicious desserts (including pie!) for over 40 years. She loves to take classic and vintage recipes and update them to fit the busy lives of her readers. When not baking, Judy and her husband Mark are passionate golfers, travelers and dog lovers, spending as much time as they can with their sweet pup Millie.