I was all set to post our Pesto Tastings today for Foodie Friday (to be posted at a later date), but had a change of mind and heart seeing that the Labor Day holiday weekend is upon us. Thinking of this picnicking cook-out weekend…I’m thinking of really good burgers on the grill. And when I think of really good burgers, all I can think of are the really great burgers Murph always makes.

We call them Murph Burgers. And they are simply fantastic.

Marvelous Murph Burgers

1 – 1 1/2 pounds ground sirloin (makes 3-4 whopping big burgers)

To make the dry rub:

3 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning

3 tablespoons garlic powder

2 tablespoons ancho powder

  • Preheat grill.
  • Mix together all three ingredients on a plate.
  • Form each burger (making sure not to overwork) and press both sides into the dry rub mixture.
  • Making sure the grill is really hot, place burgers on the rack and do not press down with spatula (important tip in keeping them moist), and flip only once.
  • After removing from the grill (mine is always the last one to come off), let them rest for a few minutes.
  • Serve on a toasted split English muffin, and top off with a thickly sliced ripe garden tomato, onion, and a crisp lettuce leaf. Done.

Enjoy and please let me know how you like them.

Wishing you a terrific holiday weekend!

Love, Nora




  • Looks yummy Nora We will have to give this rub a try. Never considered English muffins we love sesame bagels instead of the traditional bun.

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