The Big Grilling Hamburger

The Big Grilling Hamburger

The hamburger, a sandwich consisting of a patty of ground meat (usually beef) served on a bun with various toppings, is a popular and iconic food in many parts of the world. The origins of the hamburger are somewhat disputed, but it is generally thought to have originated in the United States in the late 19th or early 20th century.

When it comes to grilling hamburgers, there are many different accompaniments that can be served alongside the burgers to add flavor and variety to the meal. Some popular choices include:

  • Sliced cheese, such as cheddar, Swiss, or American
  • Lettuce, tomato, and onion slices
  • Pickles, ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise
  • Sliced avocado or guacamole
  • Bacon
  • Sautéed mushrooms and onions
  • Caramelized onions
  • Sliced jalapeno peppers
  • Salsa or pico de gallo

As for beverages, there are many options that can be served with grilled hamburgers. Some classic choices include iced tea, lemonade, soda, and beer. Water and milk are also good options for quenching your thirst.

Overall, the hamburger is a versatile and beloved food that can be enjoyed with a wide range of accompaniments and beverages.


Course Meats
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Author N. J. Sorensen, RDN


  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 2 each egg
  • 6 ounces tomato juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 8 each hamburger buns — * see note
  • 8 each dill pickles


  • Wash hands thoroughly. Break up beef in a medium sized bowl. Add eggs, tomato juice, salt and pepper. Gently mix together until it becomes firm. Portion beef-mixture into 8 patties. Place on a lightly oiled plate. Let beef patties rest for 5 minutes. Cook over direct medium heat for 8 minutes on each side or until desired temperature.


Serving Ideas: Mayo, lettuce, onions and fresh tomato slices