Homemade burgers recipe

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serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 20 min
Cooking: 10 min
(3-5 mins on each side)

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 408 kCal 20%
Fat 11.5g 16%
  -  Saturates 4.9g 25%
Carbohydrates 41g 20%
  -  of which Sugars 9.1g 10%
Protein 35g 70%
Salt 2.25g 38%
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  • Instead of ordering takeout, make your own delicious homemade beef burgers with our easy to follow recipe.

    We’ve kept our homemade beef burger recipe simple, and gone for a classic combination of patty, lettuce and tomato in a bun – but, there are lots of other exciting additions you could add to the mincemeat burger instead. Bacon and cheese is a classic go-to – or, you could  top it with an avocado and a fried egg for a brunch-inspired dish, ideal for weekend lunches. You can also make this homemade burger recipe healthier by opting for 5 percent fat beef mince or use turkey mince instead, which is lower in fat.

     

    Ingredients

    • 500g good quality mince
    • Good pinch of oregano
    • 1tsp salt
    • Pinch of black pepper
    • Handful of breadcrumbs
    • 1 egg, lightly beaten
    • To serve:
    • Loaf of ciabatta or burger buns
    • Toppings of your choice
    • 1 iceberg lettuce
    • 4 medium tomatoes

    Method

    • Place all of the burger ingredients in a large bowl and mix together or whizz all the ingredients in a food processor until the mixture starts holding together.

    • Shape the burgers into round flat discs with wetted hands. To get perfectly round shapes, press the mixture into a metal pastry cutter. Don’t over-handle the burgers or they’ll be tough and dry when cooked.

    • Place the burgers on the barbecue or in a frying pan and cook until they’re done all the way through and there’s no pinkness in the middle. To check this, press down the top of a burger with a fish slice – if there are pink juices oozing out, then cook for a few more minutes.

    • Serve on a lightly toasted ciabatta with the toppings of your choice (we love onions, tomatoes, gherkins and cheese on our homemade burgers!).

    Tips for making homemade burgers:

    Flip your burgers often. This encourages them to cook faster internally, so you might be able to shave valuable time off your cooking that could otherwise be spent eating.

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