Better Butter Burger

Makes 12 patties | Time: 50 Min.


  • 3 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 4 tbsp softened butter
  • 1 shot Jack Daniels (optional)
  • 1 onion, minced 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • pinch each of salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley


Step 1 In a large bowl, use your hands to mix together your meat, onion, garlic, Jack, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, butter and spices. For best results have the meat as cold as possible without being frozen. Also, you want to keep chunks of butter in there, don’t just mash them into oblivion.

Step 2 Form your meat into 12, 4 oz. patties as uniform in size as possible. The easiest way to get the right amount is to use an ice cream scoop for the right measurement.

Step 3 Place the burgers on some waxed paper and chill them for about 30 minutes, or until your grill is up to temperature. This ensures maximum butter retention.

Step 4 Preheat your grill to about 400°F. Grill burgers 4-5 minutes per side for medium-well, flipping once or twice while they cook to minimize any flare-ups.

Step 5  Garnish with your favourite toppings or try something different; we liked bacon, caramelized onions, brie, a couple of thin apple slices and maple barbeque sauce.

Author: LivingSpaces

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