The best burger recipe


  • Prep Time15 mins
  • Total Time20 mins
  • Makes4 burgers
The best burger recipe

(Photo by Yvonne Duivenvoorden)

Chatelaine Triple Tested

The name says it all! We stand behind the great taste and simplicity (it only takes 15 minutes to prepare) of our triple-tested best burger recipe.


  • 1 egg

  • 1 tsp regular or Dijon mustard

  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 500 g medium ground beef


  • Preheat barbecue to medium. In a large bowl, whisk egg with mustard, Worcestershire, salt and pepper. Crumble in beef and gently mix together. Shape into 4 burgers, each about 1 in. thick. Using your thumb, make a shallow depression in centre of each. This helps the patties keep their shape during cooking.

  • Oil grill. Barbecue burgers, with lid closed, until cooked through, 6 to 8 min per side.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 195, Protein 21g, Fat 12g, Sodium 369mg.

Kitchen tip: Why medium ground beef? The extra fat in the medium ground beef will drip off while grilling, but keep your burgers from getting dry while they cook.