BODACIOUS BURGERSSometimes there’s just nothing better than a good ol’ homemade grilled burger. They’re the perfect thing to serve when you’re having a crowd. We’ve cooked countless burgers and experimented with different formulas, but we stopped when we concocted this version. These burgers are so tasty you might not even want to put mayonnaise or mustard on ‘em!


Makes 5 (6-ounce) Burgers.

1½ pounds lean ground chuck
½ cup dehydrated onion
1 cup Fredericksburg Farms Garlic & Chile Mustard
2 tablespoons Fredericksburg Farms Chuck Wagon Steak Seasoning
1 teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt
1 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
Onion burger buns
¼ cup melted butter
Sliced tomatoes, lettuce leaves, sliced onion, burger pickles, or your
choice of burger toppings


Heat a gas char grill to medium heat, or build a hardwood charcoal fire, allowing the coals to burn down to red hot, covered by a layer of white ash.

In a large bowl combine all ingredients, except buns, butter, and toppings. Stir with a large wooden spoon, or blend with your hands until smooth and well blended. Pat the meat mixture into 5 six-ounce burgers, packing the meat tightly. Refrigerate until ready to grill.

Grill the burgers to the desired degree of doneness, turning once. When the burgers are almost done, brush the inside tops and bottoms of burger buns with melted butter. Open the buns up and place them, buttered sides down, on the grill rack. Cook until lightly browned, especially around the edges. Place a burger on each bun and dress them as you like.

Note: The burgers are at their very best if made a couple of hours before grilling and refrigerated to allow the flavors time to meld together.