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World's Greatest Burger

There are ways to make a burger, but because of the secret ingredients and cooking tips in this recipe, you'll never have a better hamburger than this! Super moist and juicy, packed with flavor, incredible texture - you will be blown away.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef 85% or leaner, grassfed (recipe would also be great with elk)
  • 6 large mushrooms (button or baby bella, stems removed and dirt brushed off)
  • 2 slices cooked bacon chopped (can use more bacon if preferred)
  • 2 tablespoons butter Kerrygold recommended
  • 1 teaspoon dry rub seasoning use your favorite dry rub or replace with kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper freshly ground


Form the burger patties:

  • Preheat griddle to medium high heat.
  • Run mushrooms through food processor until they are finely ground and resemble ground beef.
    ground mushrooms in food processor
  • Combine ground mushrooms with ground beef. Divide into four equal portions.
    ground beef divided into four sections for hamburgers
  • Using a burger press (highly recommended, but you can also form burger patties by hand), press half of the amount for one burger patty into the bottom. Add about a quarter of the chopped bacon and a quarter of the butter to the center of the patty. Top with the remaining ground beef mushroom mixture. Press to form patty. Transfer to a cutting board. Continue with remaining ingredients until you have four patties.
    making homemade bacon burgers with hamburger press
  • Combine dry rub seasoning and pepper. Sprinkle half of this mixture on top of the formed burger patties. Use a spatula to turn them over and add the seasonings to the other side of the patties.
    uncooked hamburger patties

Cook the burgers:

  • Add the burgers to the preheated griddle. Cook until the bottoms start to brown. This should take about 5 minutes. Flip.
    browned hamburger patty
  • If adding cheese, place the slices on top of the burgers now. Loosely tent with foil if cheese needs help melting.
    burger patties with melted cheese on griddle
  • Cook until the bottoms of the burgers have browned and the internal temperature of the burger is about 155-160°F.
  • Serve with a soft bun and your favorite toppings.


Nutritional information is based on one burger patty without cheese, bun, or toppings.


Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 449mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 3mg