One of Ruth’s Favorite Hamburger Recipes

Here’s a recipe for a delicious hamburger that is sure to impress!


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 4 leaves lettuce
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 4 slices red onion
  • 4 slices dill pickle
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked


  1. Preheat grill or skillet to medium-high heat.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the ground beef, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cumin, and chili powder until well combined.
  3. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions and shape each portion into a patty.
  4. Grill or cook the patties for about 3–4 minutes per side, or until the desired level of cooked is reached.
  5. During the last minute of cooking, add a slice of cheddar cheese on top of each patty and let it melt.
  6. In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and ketchup to make the sauce.
  7. Toast the hamburger buns on the grill or in a toaster.
  8. Assemble the burgers by spreading the sauce on the bottom half of each bun. Top each with a lettuce leaf, a slice of tomato, a slice of red onion, a slice of dill pickle, a patty with melted cheese, and a strip of bacon.
  9. Serve immediately and enjoy!

This burger is packed with flavor from the blend of spices in the patty, the melty cheddar cheese, and the savory bacon. The sauce adds a tangy and slightly sweet element to the burger, while the fresh veggies and pickles provide a nice crunch. Give this recipe a try and impress your friends and family with your burger-making skills!

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