Easy Homemade Beef Burgers
Get ready to make the best beef burger EVER! It’s chunky, tasty, juicy and all things a good burger should be. This recipe is going to change your life…
If you’re wondering how to make burgers with mince, then you’ve come to the right place! You don’t need any special tools or ingredients because it really is so simple to make.
It’s a meaty-feast layered with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, fried onions and lots of sauce to create the ultimate cheeseburger – I mean just look at it!
Making your own beef burgers is so easy to do and the taste is so damn good. These burgers are juicy, meaty, tender and you can make the mince patties as thick or as thin as you like.
Plus, if you don’t want to make single cheeseburgers, you can make double burgers too! Consider this your go-to recipe on how to make burgers with mince to create any type of burger you want.
Best Mince For Beef Burgers
I prefer using 20% fat beef mince when making burgers as I find that they turn out less dry and chewy than 5% and 12% fat beef mince. With a greater fat content, it’ll make the burgers moister and juicier, plus it will add extra flavour as well.
I also think supermarket beef is perfect to use, it’s grounded quite finely making it form into a mince burger patty really well.
Watch How To Make It
This is a video I posted on my Instagram; it’s how I make these cheeseburgers with beef mince. P.S if you use Instagram come and give me a follow!
Below are the few ingredients needed for this recipe, this makes 4 single burgers.
- Beef Mince: To make the burger patty I use ground beef mince 20% fat; this helps create a juicy and moist burger. Feel free to use lamb mince or pork mince. Mince from supermarkets is fine to use.
- Salt & Black Pepper: Used to season the burger patty, I use half a teaspoon each but feel free to add more or less to your personal preference.
- Burger Toppings: For a classic cheeseburger you are going to need American cheese (the burger cheese), lettuce, tomatoes, onions, gherkins and sauce.
- Burger Buns: For the burger buns I like to go fancy and use brioche buns with sesame seeds sprinkled on top. Though any burger buns will be fine.
How To Make Cheeseburgers From Mince
Below is a step-by-step guide on how to make burgers from beef mince. Full recipe instructions are on the recipe card, I’ll also show you pictures of the process below:
How To Make A Burger Patty From Mince
Add oil to a frying pan or griddle pan and preheat on a medium to high heat.
Separate the mince into 4 equal sized sections and use your hands to roll each section into a ball. Then, gently flatten the balls into a mince patty shape.
Sprinkle salt and black pepper on both sides of the mince patty.
Place the mince patty onto the frying pan and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on one side or until browned. Then turn the burger over, place a slice of cheese on top and leave to cook for a further 2 to 3 minutes or until personal preference.
How To Assemble A Cheeseburger
To assemble, place one to two pieces of lettuce at the bottom of the burger buns, followed by a slice of tomato, the burger patty, sliced gherkins, fried onions, sauces of your choice and top with burger buns.
Feel free to rearrange this order!
What To Serve With Burgers
First things first, let’s start with sauces! You can go classic with ketchup, mayonnaise or burger sauce (which are great choices) or you can add extra flavour with this homemade garlic sauce, this hot chilli sauce recipe or for a delicious twist, this katsu curry sauce which would be amazing!
My Top Tips
The thicker you make the mince patties the longer they’ll take to cook. I made medium-sized beef burgers around 125g each. This took me roughly 2 to 3 minutes on each side. These burgers were well done, so if you like your burger’s medium or done any other way then it will probably take less time.
For uniform burgers you can mould the mince into a burger shaper. I only do this if I’m being fancy, but I do find that the burgers are denser when formed and pressed down into a mould.
Make life easier by prepping the vegetables and toppings in-advance, this makes forming the actual cheeseburgers and eating it so much quicker.
If you’re not sure if your minced burgers are cooked, you can use a meat thermometer, this is particularly useful when cooking on the barbecue.
Recipe Variations And Additions
There are many flavour additions and variations you can make to transform this burger recipe into a gourmet treat. You can swap standard American-style burger cheese to Monterey Jack, cheddar or pepper jack.
If you want to season the beef mince, you can add garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, chilli flakes and even fresh herbs like basil or parsley.
How To Store And Freeze
To store, wrap any leftover burgers in cling film or foil and keep it in the fridge for up to 2 days. These burgers are best eaten freshly made but you can keep it to eat at a later date.
If you want to freeze the beef mince, then I recommend you don’t add a slice of cheese on the burgers whilst it is frying.
To freeze, once the mince patties are cooked, allow it to cool down before placing it in an airtight container. Keep it in the freezer for up to 2 months and put parchment paper between each layer to prevent sticking.
No, you don’t need to add binders like egg to mince! You can make deliciously tender and juicy burgers with just ground mince.
No, binders like breadcrumbs or eggs are not needed in burgers, you can make it without them! These binders make the texture of the burger more dense and tighter, though they add extra flavour. Not adding any binders will give you a soft and tender burger which is great.
If you want to bind burgers (especially when adding chunky ingredients like onions), then you can use eggs and breadcrumbs to bind all the ingredients together.
Yes, I only use beef mince in this recipe to make delicious cheeseburgers. The texture is light, moist and so tender.
Use a circle burger shaper to create the perfect uniform burger patties.
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How To Make Burgers From Mince
Mince Burger Patty
- 500 g Mince Beef (1 lb / pound)
- 1 tbsp Oil
- ½ tsp Salt
- ½ tsp Ground Black Pepper
- Add oil to a frying pan or griddle pan and preheat on a medium to high heat.1 tbsp Oil
- Separate the mince into 4 equal sized sections and use your hands to roll each section into a ball. Then, gently flatten the balls into a mince patty shape.500 g Mince Beef
- Sprinkle salt and black pepper on both sides of the mince patty.½ tsp Salt, ½ tsp Ground Black Pepper
- Place the mince patty onto the frying pan and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on one side or until browned.500 g Mince Beef
- Then turn the burger over, place a slice of cheese on top and leave to cook for a further 2 to 3 minutes or until personal preference.4 Burger Cheese Slices, 500 g Mince Beef
- Remove from the heat and set aside to rest for 1 to 2 minutes. In this time, you can prep your toppings or make this fried onions for burgers.500 g Mince Beef
- To assemble, place one to two pieces of lettuce at the bottom of the burger buns, followed by a slice of tomato, the burger patty, sliced gherkins, fried onions, sauces of your choice and top with burger buns.Feel free to rearrange this order!4 Burger Buns, Lettuce, 1 Gherkin (Sliced), 2 Large Tomatoes, Kebab Shop Garlic Sauce, Kebab Shop Chilli Sauce, Fried Onions For Burgers
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