Mixing the additions to the meat before making your hamburger patties is key to probably the best beef burger recipe we've come across.
Best Beef Burger
1 pound of the best ground beef on hand
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dried minced onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
1⁄4 cup old-fashioned oats
1⁄4 cup shredded cheese, optional
In large bowl, place beef. In separate bowl, whisk together egg, Worcestershire, dried onion garlic, salt and pepper. Add to ground beef, along with oats and cheese. (Add cheese to meat before cooking so it will be evenly distributed, and you won’t overcook the burgers waiting for the cheese to melt.)
With your hands, mix together thoroughly. Form 4 patties about ½-inch thick.
Grill burgers over medium-high heat for 3 to 4 minutes per side, depending on how done you like them. Serve on toasted buns with lettuce, onion, tomatoes, mayonnaise … whatever you like. Yields 4 burgers.