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Grilled Butter Burgers

A double patty hamburger topped with compound butter and served on a toasted buttered bun.


For compound butter:



  1. Make compound butter by mixing all ingredients together. Cover and refrigerate while getting burgers and grill prepared. This can be made earlier in the day.
  2. Divide ground beef into 4. Then make 2 very flat patties from each quarter of ground beef (if grilling you may want to make them a bit thicker so you can flip them more easily). Season patties with a sprinkle of kosher salt and pepper.
  3. Prepare buns by toasting in oven until lightly browned (place directly on oven rack in a 375 degree oven a few minutes until toasted. Watch carefully so they don’t burn). Spread each side with a ½ tablespoon or less of butter. Set aside while grilling burgers.
  4. Grill, fry or broil your burgers.
  5. Remove hamburgers to serving tray and to each with ⅛th of the compound butter (1/2 tablespoon).
  6. Spread bottom buns with condiments of your choice, then add lettuce tomato slice and onions. Add one burger, a slice of cheese, then the second burger. Add top bun and hold tight while eating this massive burger!


For smaller appetites, a single burger is plenty.
The typical butter burger is very flat, but I kept mine thicker to make grilling them easier.