Grilled Butter Burgers

I had never heard of Butter Burgers until we moved to the Midwest. There is a hamburger/frozen custard chain, Culvers, here that is what they are known for. I never really thought about what a Butter Burger was until I started researching it to find out what makes them different from regular hamburgers. There really is butter IN the burger!

Verdict: These were so juicy when we grilled them. We made some nice 1/3 lbs. burgers and the juices were running down our arms and faces. We all said we will be making these burgers again! I served them with some roasted corn salsa and a green salad to complete the meal.

Grilled Butter Burgers

  • Servings: 9 - 1/3 lb. burgers
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, frozen for at least 30 minutes
  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • black ground pepper
  • 9 slices of sharp cheddar cheese, deli or pre-sliced
  • For serving: hamburger buns, lettuce, sliced tomato, thinly sliced red onion


  1. Place the ground beef in a large bowl. Using a box grater grate the frozen butter over the top of the meat.
  2. Form the patties quickly and gently folding the butter into the beef. Shape the burgers into 8-9 patties about 3/4″ thick.
  3. Season the patties. Place the patties on a rimmed baking sheet and season both sides with black pepper.
  4. Heat an outdoor grill to direct, Grill for 4 minutes each side. Grill the burgers for 4 minutes — expect a few flare-ups as the butter melts. Using a thin metal spatula, flip the burgers and grill until the burgers are browned and crisp on the outside, about 4 minutes more.
  5. Serve the burgers. If using cheese, place a slice on each patty during the last minute of grilling.
  6. Serve immediately. On hamburger rolls that have been slathered on the cut sides with butter and toasted.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. I remember the first time I had a butter burger. It was in the bluffs of Wisconsin. Loved it! 🍔🍃

    Liked by 2 people

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      They are so good and so bad for you. I love them!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. That’s exactly why I add a chocolate milkshake. lol 😜🍃🤣


  2. These sound very delicious, Marci, and most decadent too.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thanks! They are!


  3. CarolCooks2 says:

    I agree these do sound delicious I am not a great burger eater but I could eat this right now 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      They were yummy!

      Liked by 1 person

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