How to Grill Hamburgers on Big Green Egg | Super Burger Recipes with Malcom Reed HowToBBQRight


Grilled Hamburger Recipe | How to grill a burger on the Big Green Egg

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For these grilled hamburgers I start with 1lb of ground sirloin and 1lb of 80/20 ground chuck. The sirloin is lean and gives the grilled burger a steak-like taste but you need the fat from the ground chuck to keep the grilled burgers moist.

Mix the sirloin and chuck together and form into ½ lb hamburger patties.

Use your hands and don’t work the meat too much. Season each side with Salt, Black Pepper, & Granulated Garlic (my AP seasoning can be found here: then top with a little coarse ground steak seasoning . (I used my Steak & Chop and it can be found here:

Fire up the grill to medium high heat about 400⁰F and place the hamburgers directly on the grate. Grill the burgers for 6-7 minutes on each side then flip. Continue cooking for another 6-7 minutes and resist the urge to mash or flatten the burgers on the grill. (this only pushes out moisture and flavor).

I like my burgers grilled medium on the inside which is 140-145 internal. There’s not much pink at this stage but the grilled burgers are nice and juicy.

You can dress these grilled hamburgers however you choose but since it’s Super Bowl Sunday I came up with a little something special for each team.

First up is my Denver Broncos Burger:

2 – 8oz Hamburger Patties
2 – 1/4” slices Sugar Cured Ham
4 – Strips Bacon
2 – Slices Cheddar Cheese
½ Green Bell Pepper Diced
½ Sweet Onion Diced
2 – Eggs
2 – Hamburger Buns
Green chili Mayo for dressing *recipe to follow

Cook the bacon according to directions until crispy. Sauté’ the green pepper and onion in a small skillet using a couple teaspoons of bacon drippings. Grill the burgers as directed above and top with slice of cheddar cheese as soon as they’re done. While the burgers are grilling fry the eggs in a little bacon grease over easy. Toast the buns cut side down on the grill 30 sec each.

To assemble the burger:

Spread Green Chili mayo on bottom bun, place burger patty on top. Lay 2 strips of bacon over burger and top with a heaping Tablespoon of green peppers and onions, then the fried egg. Spread a little green chili mayo on the top bun and enjoy.

Green Chili Mayo (more than enough for 2 burgers)
– 1 cup mayo
– 1 Tsp minced garlic
– 3 Tbsp diced green chili
– 1 Tbsp lime juice
– 1 Tbsp hot sauce
– 1 Tsp AP Rub
Mix and allow to sit in fridge for at least 3 hours

For the Carolina Panther Burger:

2 – 8oz Hamburger Patties
1/2 lb – Carolina Style Pulled Pork (recipe can be found here:
4 – Strips Bacon (cooked crispy)
1 bag of Shredded Red Cabbage
2 – Hamburger Buns
Hot Sauce Mayo *
Vinegar Sauce *

Grill the burgers as per the directions above. Toast the buns on the grill 30 sec each.

To Assemble the burger:

Spread Hot Sauce mayo on the bottom of each bun. Place a burger patty on each and top with 2 bacon strips. Grab a handful of the pulled pork and mound on top. Drizzle the vinegar sauce over the pork and top with a little shredded cabbage. Dress with a little more vinegar sauce and the top bun. You can add extra hot sauce mayo is you like it spicy!

Hot Sauce Mayo (more than enough for 2 burgers)
– 1 cup mayo
– 4 Tbsp hot sauce
– 1 Tsp lemon juice
mix and allow to sit in fridge for at least 3 hours

Carolina Vinegar Sauce
– 1 cup Cider Vinegar
– 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
– 1 pinch Red Pepper Flakes
Combine in a small sauce pan and heat until simmering. Pour into a jar and cool.

Both these “Super Burgers” are guaranteed to score at your Super Bowl party. Give them a try and let your guests decide which is better!

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  1. I'd love to pick up that same fork/spatula tool you're using to flip the burgers, but can't seem to google anything similar. Any tips where i can buy one online? From Canada even? Great videos!

  2. The best purchase that I have made this year. This is my first charcoal grill, and it exceeded my expectations.>>   I normally grill for when we have a lot of people over, and I can easily grill a lot of burgers at once on this thing. You can cook anything on this! I smoked the thanksgiving day turkey on this grill, and it came out amazing.

  3. Hello Malcolm, Thank you for sharing all those recipes, all of those we tried were just amazing …. I want to know where did you buy your spatula and what brand is it ? Thank you very much

  4. I get epic sticking on my grillgrates when I do burgers. Super frustrating since the whole point of these is to be nonstick. I've tried brushing them, oiling them, turning them over and burning them off in the coals, different fat content burgers…..I'm at my wits end with grill grates. Yours didn't stick in the least, and you even had some old crust on your rails. I don't get it.

  5. Hey Malcom the Denver Burger WON the Taste Test Both look great. But Denver Burger WON. In my book just like the game.

  6. Hey Malcom, I'm a relative newcomer to the world of grilling, and you have really been a GREAT mentor to me! I've got a Vision ceramic grill, and am able to follow most all of your recipes that call for the Big Green Egg, and I've impressed some family and friends with your techniques…most recently I did burgers (per this video's guidelines), and they wowed everyone. Thanks so much for all your hard work in helping us "newbies"!!


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