F&W's Ultimate Burger


Meat expert Pat LaFrieda of LaFrieda Meat Purveyors worked with us to create the most delicious homemade burger blend, combining five cuts of meat into the juiciest, beefiest and most consistently delicious burger you'll ever have. The best part? You can also order it right from shop.lafrieda.com/signature-burgers/fwburgerSlideshow: More Burger Recipes 

F&W’s Ultimate Burger
Photo: © Con Poulos
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
8 burgers


  • 1 pound beef chuck, sliced 3/4 inch wide

  • 3/4 pound boneless beef short ribs, sliced 3/4 inch wide

  • 1/2 pound flatiron steak, sliced 3/4 inch wide

  • 1/2 pound hanger steak, sliced  3/4 inch wide

  • 1/2 pound beef brisket, sliced 3/4 inch wide

  • Kosher salt

  • 8 hamburger buns, split

  • Ketchup, mustard, torn lettuce and sliced tomatoes, for serving


  1. Freeze the meat in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet until firm, 30 minutes.

  2. In a grinder fitted with a chilled medium plate, gradually add the meat slices and grind at medium-high speed into a chilled bowl; do not force it. Working quickly, gradually re-grind the ground meat, pushing gently only if necessary.

  3. Light a grill or preheat a grill pan. Form the meat into eight 3/4-inch-thick patties. Generously season with salt. Grill over high heat until browned outside and medium-rare within, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Serve the burgers in buns with ketchup, mustard, lettuce and tomato.

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