Grilled Hamburgers

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


10 servings

Updated: Nov. 02, 2023
Sour cream makes these grilled hamburgers 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


  • 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
  • Optional: Cheese, lettuce leaves, sliced tomato, pickles, sliced onion, ketchup and mayonnaise


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 5 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 desired toppings.

Grilled Hamburger Tips

What is the best blend of ground beef for hamburgers?

Our Deputy Culinary Editor, James Schend, recommends going for chuck, round or brisket cuts of beef. Choosing the right ratio of lean meat to fat can be tricky, but James recommends choosing it based on two factors: temperature and how you'd like it cooked. For a classic, medium-rare burger, go for a 80/20 count. Learn more about choosing the best ground beef for burgers!

How long do you cook hamburgers on a gas grill?

Cook hamburgers for four to five minutes per side, about 10 minutes in total. This method applies for both gas and charcoal grills. Find out how to make hamburgers using other methods!

What other ingredients can you add to a grilled hamburger recipe for more flavor?

There are plenty of other ingredients you can add for more flavor. Take our Cola Burger recipe for example. It combines cola and French dressing to give the burger patty extra oomph. Worchestershire sauce, garlic powder and onion powder are also classic additions.

What are the best hamburger toppings?

There are countless hamburger topping ideas you can try! Go for one of the most popular hamburger toppings like lettuce, tomato and onion, or try out a sauce like BBQ, Big Mac or a mayo-based sauce. Cheese is a must, especially melted on top. And if you're a huge meat lover, try adding crumbled bacon.

Research contributed by Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

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