BBQ Grilled Burgers come out juicy and full of beefy flavor.

Make savory, succulent burgers on the grill with just a few ingredients and some insider tips.

BBQ Grilled Burgers are a must-have summer classic with all the fixings.

BBQ Grilled Burgers with tomato and lettuce

Best Burgers on the Grill

  • This classic hamburger recipe stands the test of time.
  • Simply seasoned, homemade patties are made without fillers or extras.
  • Prep extra patties for future picnics, parties, and BBQs.
hamburger buns , beef , pepper , garlic salt , bbq sauce and Worcestershire with labels to make BBQ Grilled Burgers

Ingredients and Variations

Beef – The best burgers start with the right ratio of meat to fat. An 80/20 blend has enough fat to keep the burgers juicy without much grease. For extra zesty burgers, add some Italian sausage or chorizo.

Seasonings – A little Worcestershire sauce, barbecue sauce, and garlic salt create the perfect blend of savory flavor.

Variations – Zest up burgers with homemade ground beef seasoning. Switch out the Worcestershire for honey garlic sauce and make teriyaki burgers. Add a slice of cheddar, Swiss, Monterey Jack, or blue cheese crumbles for bistro-worthy burgers.

How to Make BBQ Grilled Burgers

  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Mix beef, Worcestershire sauce, and seasonings in a large bowl.
  3. Form into patties and brush with BBQ sauce. Grill (as per the recipe below).
  4. Serve with buns and toppings as desired.

Tips For Burger Bliss

  • Always heat the grill, or make sure the charcoal or pellets are fully heated, before placing the patties on. This helps achieve a crispy exterior and seal in all that juicy flavor.
  • Avoid overmixing the ground beef so it doesn’t become tough.
  • Indent the center of each patty with the back of the spoon to keep them from bulging in the center.
  • A meat thermometer is your best tool to ensure patties are cooked to the correct temperature. Burgers should reach 160°F before removing from the grill (they will continue to cook a little more as they rest).
  • Place parchment paper between each patty to refrigerate or freeze.
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Serving and Storage Solutions

Serve with toasted burger buns and assorted toppings like lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, bacon, or mushrooms. Mayo, mustard, and relish are standard but try some homemade honey mustard. Set out some Bibb or romaine lettuce so guests can make low-carb burgers. Don’t forget classic sides like macaroni salad or potato salad.

Keep leftover BBQ grilled burgers in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat them in the microwave or chop them up and add to cheesy pasta or baked potatoes. Hamburgers can be frozen (raw or cooked and cooled) for up to a month in the freezer.

Sides for Summer Grilling Season

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BBQ Grilled Burgers

BBQ grilled burgers are a juicy and tender addition to the summer grilling menu!
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly



  • 1 pound ground beef 80/20
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup barbecue sauce

For Serving


  • Preheat grill to medium or medium-high heat (375℉ to 425℉).
  • In a large bowl combine ground beef, Worcestershire, garlic salt, and pepper, mixing until just combined. Don't overmix.
  • Form into 4 patties about ½" thick. Brush patties with barbecue sauce.
  • Grill patties for 3-4 minutes on each side or until beef reaches 160℉. Serve on buns with your favorite toppings.


  • Always heat the grill before placing the patties on to achieve a crispy exterior and seal in the juices.
  • Do not over-mix the ground beef so it does not become tough.
  • Indent each patty with the back of the spoon to prevent bulging in the center.
  • Burgers should reach 160˚F before removing from the grill. The temperature will continue to rise as they rest. Use a meat thermometer for accuracy.
  • It’s a good idea to place parchment paper between each patty before refrigerating or freezing (raw or cooked burgers)
  • Leftovers will keep in the refrigerator for 4 days and in the freezer for 1 month. 
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 1108mg | Potassium: 524mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 5mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American

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