Butter Burger Recipe Grill

The Butter Burger (Juiciest Burger Ever!) | SAM THE COOKING GUY 4K

Steakhouse Butter Burgers 🔗

This Steakhouse Butter Burger is the juiciest grilled burger you'll ever have. The coarse ground chuck is infused with salted butter (you heard me) before being shaped into a monster 8-oz patty, seasoned with my famous Beef Rub, and grilled to glorious meat perfection.

Prep: 15min

Total: 35min

Serving Size: 1 serving

Nutrition Facts: calories 1022 kcal, Carbohydrate 23 g, Protein 48 g, Fat 81 g, Saturated Fat 37 g, Trans Fat 4 g, Cholesterol 243 mg, Sodium 843 mg, Fiber 1 g, Sugar 4 g, servingSize 1 serving


  • 2 pounds (32 oz) fresh ground chuck (80/20 meat)
  • 4 ounces salted butter (diced)
  • 2 Tablespoons Beef Rub
  • 4 slices medium cheddar cheese
  • 4 burger buns
  • assorted burger toppings (lettuce, tomato, red onion, dill pickles)
  • 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons steak sauce


  1. Preheat the grill. Preheat your grill to 275 degrees F for two-zone cooking. That means half of your grill has direct heat (charcoal, propane, etc) and the other half of the grill is heated only by the radiant heat from the other side (no direct heat).
  2. Make the burger sauce. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise and steak sauce for the burger sauce. Stir well and refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Prepare the burger patties. In a large bowl, combine the ground chuck and the small butter pieces. Don't over mix, just gently toss together to evenly distribute the butter. Form the meat into 8-oz patties that are just larger than the size of your buns. Season the patties on all sides with the Beef Rub.
  4. Grill the burgers. Gently place the seasoned butter burger patties on the indirect side of the grill and close the lid. Cook for 4-5 minutes and then carefully flip the burger. Repeat until the burgers reach 145 degrees F internal temperature. As you get close to target temperature, it's a great time to place the buns on the direct heat and let them toast up for about 1-2 minutes.
  5. Finish cooking the burgers. Leave the lid of the grill open and transfer the patties to the direct heat of the grill. This part goes fast, so watch your internal meat temperature. Cook for 2-3 minutes, and flip once. Top with the cheddar cheese, cover the grill, and allow the patties to cook to 165 degrees F and the cheese to get all nice and melty.
  6. Assemble the butter burger. Place the finished burgers on the toasted buns and top with all of your favorite burger toppings Don't forget the amazing burger sauce, it really adds so much!


Can you cook burgers with butter?

For the classic butter burger, mix your ground beef with grated frozen butter before grilling or cooking. Don’t forget to butter your hamburger buns and toast for extra flavor and crispiness. Did you know that adding butter to your burger patties makes tender, juicier burgers?

What makes a butter burger?

2 tablespoons of butter should be heated over medium heat in a large skillet before adding the hamburgers, which should be cooked for 6 to 8 minutes on each side until an instant-read thermometer registers 160°.

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