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Franny Burger

A crispy, juicy, savory hamburger.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 8 people


  • Grill or cast iron pan
  • mixing bowl
  • spatula


  • 3 lbs ground beef I prefer 80/20 for some fat.
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1 cup bread crumbs or 3 slices of stale bread crumbled to smithereens
  • 2 tbsp granulated garlic
  • t tsp pepper
  • ¾ tsp seasoned salt
  • 1 tbsp Worchester sauce
  • 1 package Sesame buns buttered
  • lettuce/tomato/pickles/onion garnish


  • In a mixing bowl, combine beef, beaten eggs, garlic, pepper, salt, and sauce. You will start to see the beef become more sturdy.
  • Start to make patties 1/4 inch to 1/2 thick depending on preference. Line or stack in the refrigerator to rest for 30 minutes to an hour. This helps keep the patties firm and prevents crumbling.
  • When ready to fire up the grill, layout the patties to room temperature. This helps the beef cook evenly and easier.
  • When your grill is hot and ready, use medium heat and simmer each side for about 5-8 minutes. Beef should have an internal temperature of 165 degrees F for it to be cooked. Toward the end of cooking, put your cheese of choice on and let it melt. Also, butter your buns and toast them too at the same time.
  • Doll up the burger with your favorite pickles, sauce, possibly lettuce, or tomato. Honestly, a bunless burger is really good!


NOTE: When preparing for several, account for .25 to .5 lb for each person. So for 3 lbs I estimate about 6-8 burgers.