Best Juicy Burger Recipe

This is hands down the best juicy burger recipe I've ever tried. Make it for all your backyard cookouts and barbecues.

I have to say this is the best juicy burger recipe I’ve ever tried and it should be your go-to burger for backyard cookouts and barbecues. It’s perfect for summer grilling and it comes out moist and delicious every single time! I first tried these when my girlfriend made them several years ago, and it’s been a staple of mine ever since. I think the original recipe came from Southern Living, which has been one of my resources for tried and true recipes for years.

The preparation for these burgers is quite nontraditional and even sounds a little weird at first, but trust! It makes these burgers incredibly flavorful and juicy. They are perfect for piling on your favorite toppings on a soft bun.

Best Juicy Burgers

  • 12 oz. V8 juice
  • 3 slices white bread, torn into pieces
  • 3 lbs. Lean ground beef
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Microwave V8 juice in a glass bowl for 1 minute; add bread pieces and let cool. Combine with hands.

Combine bread/juice mixture, beef, and remaining ingredients and shape into patties.

Grill patties over direct medium heat 8-10 minutes on each side or until cooked through.

Serve on buns with condiments and enjoy!

One tip I’ll reiterate is to make sure you use a leaner ground beef otherwise your burgers may be TOO moist and will definitely shrink up. I like making these into small sliders too. Anything in mini form is better if you ask me!

You can see how I served these here in my summer cookout, plus a fantastic side dish to accompany them is my classic potato salad. End your summer meal with an ice cream dessert bar and you have the makings for a terrific stylish and delicious summer barbecue with family or friends. Bon appetit!

This is hands down the best juicy burger recipe I've ever tried. Make it for all your backyard cookouts and barbecues.


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  1. Jen @ SecondCitySoiree says

    Good idea adding the bread! What type of beef do you use (how fatty)?

  2. Chris @ Celebrations At Home says

    Jen, I like to use 80% lean. It's just enough fat to add flavor, but not so much it shrinks too much when cooked.

  3. Jen says

    By far one of my FAVORITE burger recipes. There are a few burger recipes I use based on what I’m going for, but for just your plain old burger, these are by far the best!!! They really are the juiciest I’ve ever made or had. I church it up a bit, add some Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning and fresh cracked pepper (I used the medley peppercorn).